Universal newborn hearing screening - early assessment briefs (Alert)

Swedish Council on Technology Assessment in Health Care
Record ID 32004000317
Authors' objectives:

This review aims to assess the available evidence on universal newborn hearing screening.

Authors' recommendations: There is scientific evidence that newborn screening, using either otoacoustic emissions (OAEs) and automated auditory brainstem Response (aABR), results in earlier detection of congenital hearing impairment and commencement of habilitation (Evidence grade 2). Limited evidence exists that earlier detection and commencement of habilitation promotes improved communication and language development in the child (Evidence grade 3). The evidence is satisfactory with respect to costs per case detected but insufficient when it comes to the methods cost effectiveness.
Authors' methods: Review
Project Status: Completed
URL for project: http://www.sbu.se/Published
Year Published: 2004
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: Sweden
MeSH Terms
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Mass Screening
  • Neonatal Screening
Organisation Name: Swedish Agency for Health Technology Assessment and Assessment of Social Services
Contact Address: P.O. Box 3657, SE-103 59 Stockholm, Sweden. Tel: +46 8 4123200, Fax: +46 8 4113260
Contact Name: info@sbu.se
Contact Email: info@sbu.se
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