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Introduction: Brainstem Evoked Response Audiometry (BERA) is an auditory electrophysiological examination to objectively and non-invasively assess the integrity of the central auditory system. BERA examination is proposed to be carried out on every newborn as a standard examination to identify early hearing loss in newborns. The incidence of congenital deafness between 4-6 babies in 1000 live births in developing countries. Purpose: This study aimed to determine the characteristics of patients undergoing BERA examination including age, gender, hearing threshold values, risk factors, and the spread of events in the Central Java region. Methods: This was a retrospective descriptive study utilizing medical records of patients undergoing BERA examination conducted at the hospital. Dr. Kariadi Semarang from January 2016 - December 2016. There were 515 patients who underwent BERA examination from 35 districts and cities in Central Java. Most patients undergoing BERA examination came from the city of Semarang. Results: Most patients underwent BERA examination aged 0-3 years, with the most frequent risk factors being febrile seizures and profound was found to be the highest results. Discussion: The incidence of hearing loss in children 0-3 years with a hearing threshold of more than 86 dB was the highest incidence in Semarang within 2016. Conclusion: BERA examination has not been able to reach other areas around Central Java.
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