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Infant hearing screening.
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PMID:  19023909     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Infant hearing screening has progressed markedly over the past year. Although uncommon in the past, now almost 95% of infants in the United States are screened for hearing loss. Recent literature has expanded on several important components of hearing screening. RECENT FINDINGS: A major revision of the American Academy of Pediatrics policy statement on infant hearing screening was published. This statement identifies a number of important principles and guidelines for infant hearing screening. Improvements in diagnostic techniques have been described including the need for auditory brainstem response screening in premature infants. Risk factors for congenital-hearing loss have been updated. An etiologic diagnosis for infants with hearing loss is increasingly possible with advances in genetics and molecular diagnosis. Finally, several articles provide further information on optimizing follow-up and diagnostic testing as well as early intervention. SUMMARY: Despite the challenges still present in infant hearing screening, screening continues to identify infants at a very young age, and improve the early communication skills of infants with hearing loss through early diagnosis and early intervention.
Charles M Bower; Patti F Martin
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Current opinion in otolaryngology & head and neck surgery     Volume:  16     ISSN:  1531-6998     ISO Abbreviation:  Curr Opin Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg     Publication Date:  2008 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-11-18     Completed Date:  2009-02-17     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9417024     Medline TA:  Curr Opin Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  562-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, Arkansas 72202, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Hearing Loss / diagnosis*,  therapy
Mass Screening
Risk Factors

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