"collodion baby": A unique challenge for newborn hearing screening

Kayla M. Jasper, Philip Gaudreau, Todd V. Cartee, Brian K. Reilly

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We present an infant with collodion membrane who had an obstructed external auditory canal, causing the infant to fail her newborn hearing screen (otoacoustic emissions) bilaterally. An auditory brainstem response (ABR) test was deferred due to the reported increased risk of infections in these babies. Meticulous but gentle debridement of the membranes on the external auditory canal, using a combination of otic drops (ofloxacin), emollients (baby oil/mineral oil), and suctioning, permitted the infant to ultimately pass otoacoustic emissions bilaterally and subsequent serial audiograms.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)263-264
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican Journal of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Medicine and Surgery
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Otorhinolaryngology


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