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Essential of audiology: screening and postscreening

  • Autori: Martines, F.; Salvago, P.; Cocuzza, S.; La Mattina, E.; Martinelli, S.; Mucia, M.; Martines, E.
  • Anno di pubblicazione: 2014
  • Tipologia: Abstract in rivista (Abstract in rivista)
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Newborn hearing screening is a type of screening test for the early detection of hearing loss. It can recognize with good accuracy newborns affected by hearing impairment allowing an early diagnosis and intervention and avoiding cognitive and linguistic deficits [1-6]. The incidence of bilateral sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL) in Sicily is 2.35 cases per 1000 newborns; this value increases to 2.95 if we consider also unilateral SNHL [2,3] and to 10 cases per 1000 births among infants at risk [7-9]. A correct newborn hearing screening programme is based on different protocols depending on the presence/ absence of audiologic risk factors