Hearing examinations and ruling out deafness are stipulated for many cat and dog breeds or are carried out by responsible breeders before the animal is sold on. In most cases it is ascertained to be a genetic disorder.
With the help of an audiometric examination we can test if the animal's hearing is damaged. The determination of acoustically evoked potentials (AEP) is usually carried out under anaesthetic. Similar to an ECG, electrical activity is measured
For this procedure, acupuncture needle electrodes are attached to the skin on the head of the animal. They measure the reactions which are elicited by a stimulus click from an air conduction earphone. The computer then prepares a graph with the data.
Our practice is one of only a few in Germany that is able to carry out this procedure.