Dog Hearing Testing

A Tibetan terrier puppy is listening to clicks while his hearing is being evalutaed by the computer

What causes hearing loss in puppies?

The exact causes remain unknown. We do know that particular genes are associated with hearing loss. The association of a blue eye may also be associated with hearing loss. However, many dogs with one or both blue eyes have normal hearing, so the penatrence of the gene is variable. The incidence of hearing loss is higher in some breeds than others. In my practice I have noticed Dalmatians, White English Bull Dogs and Boston Terriers have a relatively high incidence.

Testing procedures use Brainstem Auditory Evoked Response (BAER) methods

Detailed information about BAER available here

Testing Information

Testing is performed by Donald York, Ph.D.

Dr. York's Experience