BAER or Brainstem Auditory Evoked Response
is a BAER?
The brainstem auditory evoked response
(BAER) test measures responses in brain waves that are stimulated
by a clicking sound to evaluate the central auditory pathways
of the brainstem.
How is the test is performed?
You will be positioned on a reclining
chair or bed and asked to relax and remain still. Electrodes
will be placed on your scalp and on each earlobe. You will
hear clicking noises or tone bursts through earphones, and
the electrodes pick up the brain's response and record it
on a graph.
How to prepare for the test:
Please wash your hair the night before
How will the test feel?
There is little discomfort.
Why is the test is performed?
The test is performed to help diagnose
nervous system abnormalities, hearing losses, and to assess
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