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Universal newborn hearing screening in 2010.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20808221     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The objectives of this review are to provide the reader with a current and concise review of the data and trends in universal newborn hearing screening. Within a relatively short period of time, the concept of screening all infants for hearing loss at the time of birth has evolved from a nascent process to a truly universal system in most developed countries. As a result, the focus and challenges of universal newborn hearing screening have shifted to topics of developing even more efficient and cost-effective approaches, and potentially melding physiologic hearing screenings with ancillary screening techniques.
RECENT FINDINGS: Enhancement of the universal newborn hearing screening process is likely to be accomplished by implementation of novel tools such as wideband reflectance technologies and intelligent incorporation of screening for common genetic and viral causes of congenital hearing loss.
SUMMARY: With such a rapidly evolving process, it will be critical for clinicians to understand the benefits and limitations of various newborn hearing screening methodologies in order to determine the most appropriate management of children referred from their universal newborn hearing screening. This will entail a working knowledge of emerging audiologic tools as well as infectious and genetic causes of pediatric hearing loss.
Daniel Choo; Jareen Meinzen-Derr
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Current opinion in otolaryngology & head and neck surgery     Volume:  18     ISSN:  1531-6998     ISO Abbreviation:  Curr Opin Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg     Publication Date:  2010 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-09-09     Completed Date:  2011-01-03     Revised Date:  2014-09-13    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9417024     Medline TA:  Curr Opin Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  399-404     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Hearing Disorders / diagnosis*
Hearing Tests* / trends
Infant, Newborn
Neonatal Screening* / trends
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