Newborn Hearing Screenings are performed via Otoacoustic Emissions (OAE) Testing. OAE does not require any sedation to the child, however does run best with reduced myogenic and environmental noise. That is why we will work with the patient/guardian to set-up an appointment that best accommodates the child’s sleeping and eating routine. A small probe tip is inserted into the child’s ear canal which is used to measure the OAE responses. Newborn Hearing Screenings are performed in our Albany and Saratoga Springs locations.