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Hearing Screening Test in Latin America

Hospitals, clinics and medical centers in Latin America performing Hearing Screening Test.

Hospital Universitario Austral

A tertiary university hospital with over 750 physicians, providing medical services in most medical specialties. Services to foreign patients include interpreters, insurance coordination, and transportation arrangements. Both hospital and doctors have liability insuranc

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Clínica Anglo Americana

Clínica Anglo Americana is a JCI accredited medical facility established in 1921 and works with many international insurers. The innovative hospital with its bilingual staff keeps up to date with advanced technologies, and provides treatment in many fields.

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Hospital Punta Pacifica

A modern private hospital which is affiliated with Johns Hopkins Medicine International. Most of the doctors and surgeons at Hospital Punta Pacifica were trained in the USA or in Europe.

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Dr. Jacobo Cohen

Ear, Nose and Throat

Dr. German Conte

Ear Nose & Throat, Head and Neck Surgery, Cochlear Implant

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Hospital San Jose Tec De Monterrey

A JCI accredited hospital, located 150 miles from the border with Texas, United States. The hospital is a full range tertiary care hospital, with five areas of excellence: Cardiology, Oncology, Neuroscience, Organ Transplant and Liver Disease.

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San Angel Hospital

A small, modern, private hospital, located in the border city of Nuevo Laredo, right across the Texas border. 50% of the patients come from the United States, due to the proximity to the Texas border, and to the easy access by car and by air.

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San Javier Marina Hospital

A tertiary, modern, small hospital, which is part of the San Javier group of hospitals. The hospital employs 48 physicians in most medical specialties, and provides many services to accomodate private and foreign patients.

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Centro Medico Puerta de Hierro

Centro Médico Puerta de Hierro (CMPDH) is a private, proudly Mexican organization, specializing in the provision of high quality health services.

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Hospital Universitario de San Vicente Fundación

A large tertiary hospital with over 600 beds and over 400 physicians providing medical care in all medical specialties. The international office can assist patients with insurance, accommodation and transportation. Private rooms are available.

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San Javier Hospital

A 73 bed private, tertiary, full service hospital. San Javier Hospital is affiliated with 3,000 specialized, board certifies physicians, and offers the full range of medical specialties.

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Hospital Velmar

A small multi specialty hospital located in the town of Ensanada, Mexico. A staff of 50 physicians provides surgical and medical care in over 20 medical specialties. The doctors can speak English, and the hospital provides services to foreign patients.

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About Hearing Screening Test

This information is intended for general information only and should not be considered as medical advice on the part of Health-Tourism.com. Any decision on medical treatments, after-care or recovery should be done solely upon proper consultation and advice of a qualified physician.


What is hearing screening?

This is a procedure that checks an individual’s hearing to see if they might have hearing loss. The procedure is easy and painless and takes a few minutes only. Hearing loss can affect a person’s social skills and their ability to communicate. If you pass a hearing screening it means that you have no hearing loss. If you fail the screening further evaluation is required.


Who can have hearing screening?
    A further test is usually done if the results are inconclusive, which is known as a hearing evaluation. This is a comprehensive assessment usually done by an audiologist. An audiologist uses different tests to determine the nature and degree of the hearing loss and recommend the best treatment options.
  • Infants and babies: Babies should undergo hearing screening before they are one month old. It is recommended they be screened after birth before leaving the hospital. If they fail the screening they should get a full hearing test as soon as possible, but not later than three months of age. The earlier a child with hearing loss starts getting help the more likely they will be able to reach their full potential. If you suspect your child has hearing loss speak with your doctor.
  • Older Babies and Children: If you suspect a child might have hearing loss, you should ask the doctor to screen them as soon as possible. Children who are at risk for delayed onset hearing loss, acquired or progressive hearing loss should have at least one hearing test before three years of age.
  • Older Children and Adults: It is recommended that school age children be periodically screened for hearing loss at their schools. The most commonly used screen involves a pure tone test. Adults can be screened at a doctor’s office.

Types of hearing loss
  • Acquired or progressive hearing loss: This is hearing loss thaw worsens over time.
  • Delayed onset hearing loss: This is hearing loss that develops after the baby is born.

Full Hearing Test
  • If you do not pass a hearing screening the doctor will recommend a full hearing test. His is also known as an audiology or hearing evaluation. This test is done by an audiologist. This is an expert in testing hearing. The audiologist will ask questions about birth history, hearing loss and ear infections in the family.
  • There are many kinds of tests an audiologist can do to find out if a person has a hearing loss, how much of a hearing loss there is, and what type it is. The hearing tests are easy and not painful.

Tests used by audiologists include:
  • Auditory Brainstem Response (ABR) Test: This test checks the brain’s response to sound. It is also called Brainstem Auditory Evoked Response (BAER) Test. This test does not rely on the patient’s response behavior and can be used on the patient even when they are sound asleep.
  • Otoacoustic Emissions (OAE): This test checks the inner ear’s response to sound. A patient can be sound asleep as this test is performed.
  • Behavioral Audiometry Evaluation: This test checks how a person’s responds to sound overall. It tests the functions of all parts of the ear. The patient must be awake so as to actively respond to the sounds heard during the test.

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