Neonatal screening recommended for hearing impairment

BMJ 1997; 315 doi: (Published 22 November 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;315:1327
  1. Kamran Abbasi
  1. BMJ

    A national neonatal screening programme could identify children with a hearing impairment at a younger age and have a higher rate of detection than the distraction test currently used.

    According to a report from the National Coordinating Centre for Health Technology Assessment, about 840 children are born in Britain every year with clinically significant permanent hearing impairment, and by 18 months of age 400 of these children will have been missed by …

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