ASSESSMENT OF NEONATAL HEARING SCREENING

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Dr sonal kala
Dr Ravindra Singh Bisht
Dr Ashish gangwar

Keywords

Deafness, Early intervention, Hearing screening, Newborns

Abstract

The present statement reviews the evidence for universal newborn hearing screening (UNHS). A systematic review of the literature was conducted using Medline and using search dates from 2022 to 2024. The following search terms were used: neonatal screening AND hearing loss AND hearing disorders. The key phrase “universal newborn hearing screening” was also searched. The Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials and systematic reviews was searched. Three systematic reviews, one controlled non-randomized trial and multiple cohort studies were found. It was determined that there was satisfactory evidence to support UNHS. The results of the available literature are consistent and indicate clear evidence that without UNHS, delayed diagnosis leads to significant harm for children and their families; with UNHS, diagnosis and intervention occur earlier; earlier intervention translates to improved language outcomes; and in well-run programs, there is negligible harm from screening.

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