" data-medium-file="https://oswegocountytoday.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/08/oswego-hospital-maternity-center-has-new-infant-hearing-test-system-300x250.jpg" data-large-file="https://oswegocountytoday.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/08/oswego-hospital-maternity-center-has-new-infant-hearing-test-system.jpg" class="size-full wp-image-11067" style="float: right; margin: 5px;" title="oswego-hospital-maternity-center-has-new-infant-hearing-test-system" src="http://oswegocountytoday.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/08/oswego-hospital-maternity-center-has-new-infant-hearing-test-system.jpg" alt="Oswego Hospital Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Elmer Plantz performs a hearing test on a newborn using the hospitalÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s newly installed technology." width="355" height="297" srcset="https://oswegocountytoday.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/08/oswego-hospital-maternity-center-has-new-infant-hearing-test-system.jpg 355w, https://oswegocountytoday.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/08/oswego-hospital-maternity-center-has-new-infant-hearing-test-system-300x250.jpg 300w" sizes="(max-width: 355px) 100vw, 355px" />Oswego Hospital Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Elmer Plantz performs a hearing test on a newborn using the hospitalÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s newly installed technology.
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