Table 3.

Evaluation of Infants Labeled False Positive After Initial Screening in the Nursery

Resultn% of Total Failed
Normal diagnostic ABR or AABR rescreening21952.8
Unilateral loss11527.8
Bilateral transient or fluctuating loss*266.2
Lost to follow-up389.1
Testing incomplete2.5
Total40096.4
  • * Transient loss indicates a loss which resolves slowly over 2 to 12 months; fluctuating loss, a loss caused by recurrent middle ear problems, under treatment by an otolaryngologist.