A critical review of the role of neonatal hearing screening in the detection of congenital hearing impairment
Davis A, Bamford J, Wilson I, Ramkalawan T, Forshaw M, Wright S
Record ID 31998008181
To review the available literature on the screening of permanent childhood hearing impairment. To provide commissioners and providers of health care with information about how to deliver a more uniform service, better outcomes, and more cost-effective screening. To identify areas for further research and service development.
Neonatal hearing screening in the UK has been successfully implemented for targeted screening (in over two-thirds of Districts) and universal screening (in two Districts). Universal neonatal screening has a lower running cost and much lower cost per child detected than HVDT. Coverage can be greater than 90% and specificity about 95%. Sensitivity has not yet been assessed but may be greater than 90% as indicated by the yield from the universal screening trial.
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England, United Kingdom
- Hearing Disorders
- Hearing Tests
- Infant, Newborn
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