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Newborn hearing screening: a regional example for national care.
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PMID:  20666087     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Congenital Permanent Childhood Hearing Impairment (PCHI) is known to have a negative effect on language acquisition, cognitive development and social integration. Since 2000 our department has implemented a UNHS program in the West of Ireland. We describe our experience and detail our results to date. All neonates born from October 2000 to November 2007 were screened using a 2-stage protocol. Transient evoked oto-acoustic emissions (TEOAEs) were used to screen all neonates, followed by automated auditory brainstem response (AABR) in those who did not pass TEOAE, and all neonates at audiological risk. 26,281 babies were born over the eight year period. 25,742 underwent the screening process, achieving a coverage rate of 98%. The prevalence of PCHI in the population tested was 1.21/1000 live births (31/25,731). Our results show that a hospital based 2-stage UNHS protocol using TEOAEs and AABR is accurate, feasible and effective.
O A Adelola; V Papanikolaou; P Gormley; J Lang; I J Keogh
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Irish medical journal     Volume:  103     ISSN:  0332-3102     ISO Abbreviation:  Ir Med J     Publication Date:  2010 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-07-29     Completed Date:  2010-09-16     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0430275     Medline TA:  Ir Med J     Country:  Ireland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  146-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery, Galway University Hospitals, Galway.
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MeSH Terms
Evoked Potentials, Auditory, Brain Stem / physiology
Hearing Loss / diagnosis*,  epidemiology
Infant, Newborn
Ireland / epidemiology
Neonatal Screening / methods*
Otoacoustic Emissions, Spontaneous / physiology
Sensitivity and Specificity
State Medicine

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