Predicting the Type of Hearing Loss Using Click Auditory Brainstem Response in Babies Referred From Newborn Hearing Screening Baldwin, Margaret; Watkin, Peter Baldwin, Margaret; Watkin, Peter Less Ear and Hearing. 35(1):1-9, January/February 2014. Abstract Abstract In Brief In Brief Favorites PDF Get Content & Permissions Abstract: In Brief: The ability of click auditory brainstem response to predict the type of hearing loss was examined using the latency of wave V 20 dB above threshold in 132 babies with auditory brainstem response thresholds = 40 dBnHL and = 70 dBnHL. The mean latency was 1 msec shorter in sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL) compared with that of conductive hearing loss. When a latency of < 7.6 msec was selected to predict the presence of SNHL the sensitivity of this criterion was 0.98, specificity 0.71, and positive predictive value 0.66. Nine of 10 babies with a latency 20 dB above threshold of < 7.0 msec had an SNHL.