OSWEGO, NY – Infants born at Oswego Hospital will have their hearing checked using some of the latest technology.
The hospital has recently purchased a new sophisticated computer that screens every babyÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s hearing ability that is born at the facility.
Each year, more than 650 babies are born at Oswego Hospital.
This updated technology produces clicking sounds that are transmitted into a babyÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s ear through a tiny microphone.
The computer records the reaction of these clicking sounds through the babyÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s hair fibers in the ear canal.
ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œWhile we rarely encounter a newborn with audiology problems, this new technology assures parents that their babyÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s hearing is perfectly normal,ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â said Lori Greeney, RN., clinical manager of the maternity center. ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œItÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s just one of screenings we do on our newborns before they go home.ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â