The proposed research explains a novel, affordable indigenous solution for neonatal hearing screening (NHS), not only by replicating the current gold standard (ABR), but also by enhancing the neonatal hearing screening protocol by adding an enhanced measure (MMN) to understand cortical deafness. The prime objective of this project is to make NHS rapid, and easy to operate to obtain higher coverage. In a nutshell, a five-minute test with the proposed headband can lead to a timely detection that can save the neonate from lifelong deficiencies, highlighting the translational potential and a clear relevance for the prototype in clinical settings.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bspc.2022.104086 | Impact Factor: 5.076
Inventors: Hardik J. Pandya, Rathin K. Joshi, Ajay Krishnan A, and Hari R S.
Indian Design Patent No.: 388085-001 (June 09, 2023)
Status: FER Responded