Brainstem Auditory Evoked Response (BAER)

This test measures how the brain processes the sounds you hear. The test records the brainwaves in response to the sounds that are played. This test can help diagnose hearing loss and nervous system disorders.

Preparation and Procedure

  • Safe and painless procedure
  • You will relax in a reclining chair, a few electrodes will be applied to your head
  •  You will be fitted with earphones through which you will hear a clicking noise
  • Shampoo and dry hair without using sprays and/or gels
  • Eat a normal diet and take medications as prescribed
  • Bring a list of your current medications

Time Required

Approximately 60 minutes

Test Results

  • All neurodiagnostic test results will be interpreted by a neurologist, and results will be sent to your physician
  • If you have questions about your test(s), call your doctor or MidMichigan's Neurodiagnostic Testing Department at (989) 839-3547

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