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Animal Hospital of Woodstock

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11711 Catalpa Ln.
Woodstock, IL 60098
Phone: 815-337-2900
Fax: 815-337-7173

Office Hours

DayMorningAfternoon
Monday8:00am9:00pm
Tuesday8:00am9:00pm
Wednesday8:00am9:00pm
Thursday8:00am9:00pm
Friday8:00am6:00pm
Saturday8:00am2:00pm
SundayClosedClosed
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What is the B.A.E.R. Test?

This hearing test is also known as the brainstem auditory evoked response (BAER) test.  The test detects electrical activity in the cochlea and auditory pathways in the brain in much the same way that an EKG detects electrical activity of the heart.

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The response is collected with a special computer through three small electrodes attached to the skin of the scalp via small acupuncture needles; one on the top of the head and one in front of each ear.  It is rare for a dog to show any evidence of pain from the placement of the needles.   A stimulus click sound produced by the computer is directed into the ear evoking a brainstem response.  The computer assimilates this information into a visible wavelength that tells the doctor if the dog is deaf or not.   Each ear is tested individually, and the test usually takes 10 to 15 minutes per dog. We do not use sedation, so small puppies may take a while longer to sit quietly.

Litters are generally tested when pups are 7-8 weeks of age.

Owners receive a printout of the results immediately after completion of the test.

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For additional information about deafness in dogs and cats click on the following link:

http://www.lsu.edu/deafness/deaf.htm

 

 

 

 

 

Welcome to the Animal Hospital of Woodstock

Office Hours

DayMorningAfternoon
Monday8:00am9:00pm
Tuesday8:00am9:00pm
Wednesday8:00am9:00pm
Thursday8:00am9:00pm
Friday8:00am6:00pm
Saturday8:00am2:00pm
SundayClosedClosed

815-337-2900

Animal Hospital of Woodstock
11711 Catalpa Ln.
Woodstock, IL 60098
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  • Phone: 815-337-2900
  • Fax: 815-337-7173
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