The effectiveness and safety of preschool hearing screening programs

Institute of Health Economics
Record ID 32015001033
Authors' recommendations: No benefit is demonstrated for universal preschool hearing screening within the context of a UNHS program. Potential benefit may exist for targeted screening of at-risk youth; however, the realization of these benefits may be hampered by significant challenges in ensuring timely referral, diagnosis, and treatment. No identified studies evaluated the performance and effectiveness of PHS programs in the absence of UNHS.
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2012
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: Canada
MeSH Terms
  • Humans
  • Hearing
  • Hearing Tests
  • Child, Preschool
  • Safety
  • Mass Screening
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