(08) 9364 7666 - 9 Sleat Road, Applecross, Western Australia 6153

Hearing Testing

Hearing Testing

We offer hearing testing for dogs and cats. The test is performed assessing Brain Auditory Evoked Response (BAER) potentials using a UFI BAERCOM™ machine. The procedure is performed under sedation or light anaesthesia. Three small clips are attached to your pet's head. We place a speaker that emits sound between 45 to 80 decibels into each ear and then measure the brain's response as the sound is transduced into nerve impulses that travel through the ear, hearing nerve, brain stem and brain. Once started the hearing testing takes less than 5 minutes. We then upload the data to our computer and produce a summary trace of the results. Typical traces are shown;

Normal Hearing

Bilateral Deafness