What is BERA ?

BERA stands for "Brainstem Auditory Evoked Response" or "Brainstem Auditory Evoked Potential." It is a diagnostic test used to assess the function of the auditory pathways in the brainstem, particularly the response of the auditory nerve and brainstem structures to sound stimuli. BERA is also known as Auditory Brainstem Response (ABR) in some regions.

The BERA test is often used in cases where traditional audiometry may not be feasible or accurate, such as with infants, young children, or individuals with certain neurological conditions. It provides valuable information about the integrity of the auditory pathway from the ear to the brainstem.

How BERA / ABR test is done ?

Here's how the BERA test is typically conducted:

BERA/ABR tests are commonly used for various purposes:

Overall, BERA is a valuable tool for evaluating the auditory system's function, particularly in cases where traditional audiometry may be challenging. It provides important insights into the auditory pathway and assists healthcare professionals in making accurate diagnoses and treatment decisions.

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