A pre-paid newborn hearing screening programme: A community-based study

J. Y. Fan, L. S. Chen, J. C. Lai, M. K. Chen, H. C. Chen

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Objectives: To help obstetric hospitals and clinics to implement newborn hearing screening and to test the feasibility of a pre-paid model for screening. Patients and methods: From July 2005 to August 2008, we organised a coordinated newborn hearing screening team with portable automated auditory brainstem response (AABR) to provide in-patient screening after delivery and out-patient re-screening at one month of age in birthing facilities throughout Changhua County, Taiwan. This was a community-based study organised by otolaryngologists at a tertiary referral centre. Results: Ten medical facilities participated in our screening programme. 7,139 out of 12,901 neonates delivered in these facilities during the period were screened for hearing loss. 105 (1.47%) babies who did not pass the in-patient screening were re-screened at one month old. Forty (0.56%) babies referred from the re-screening were sent for diagnostic work-up and six of them failed to show up. The overall follow-up rate was 94.3% (99/105). Eleven babies with bilateral hearing loss and eight babies with unilateral hearing loss were diagnosed. The incidence of bilateral hearing loss in our programme was 1.5/1000. The screening rate descended from medical centre to clinic (p

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)265-269
Number of pages5
JournalB-ENT
Volume6
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2010
Externally publishedYes

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Bilateral Hearing Loss
Hearing
Newborn Infant
Unilateral Hearing Loss
Brain Stem Auditory Evoked Potentials
Taiwan
Hearing Loss
Tertiary Care Centers
Obstetrics
Outpatients
Incidence
Otolaryngologists

Keywords

  • Automated auditory brainstem response
  • Community-based
  • Hearing screening
  • Newborn
  • Pre-paid

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology

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Fan, J. Y., Chen, L. S., Lai, J. C., Chen, M. K., & Chen, H. C. (2010). A pre-paid newborn hearing screening programme: A community-based study. B-ENT, 6(4), 265-269.

A pre-paid newborn hearing screening programme : A community-based study. / Fan, J. Y.; Chen, L. S.; Lai, J. C.; Chen, M. K.; Chen, H. C.

In: B-ENT, Vol. 6, No. 4, 12.2010, p. 265-269.

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Fan, JY, Chen, LS, Lai, JC, Chen, MK & Chen, HC 2010, 'A pre-paid newborn hearing screening programme: A community-based study', B-ENT, vol. 6, no. 4, pp. 265-269.
Fan JY, Chen LS, Lai JC, Chen MK, Chen HC. A pre-paid newborn hearing screening programme: A community-based study. B-ENT. 2010 Dec;6(4):265-269.
Fan, J. Y. ; Chen, L. S. ; Lai, J. C. ; Chen, M. K. ; Chen, H. C. / A pre-paid newborn hearing screening programme : A community-based study. In: B-ENT. 2010 ; Vol. 6, No. 4. pp. 265-269.
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