Initial results from the newborn hearing screening programme in Ireland.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/271523
Title:
Initial results from the newborn hearing screening programme in Ireland.
Authors:
O'Connor, A; O'Sullivan, P G; Behan, L; Norman, G; Murphy, B
Affiliation:
Department of Otolaryngology, South Infirmary Victoria University Hospital, Cork, Ireland, aoconnor@rcsi.ie.
Citation:
Initial results from the newborn hearing screening programme in Ireland. 2013: Ir J Med Sci
Journal:
Irish journal of medical science
Issue Date:
2-Mar-2013
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/271523
DOI:
10.1007/s11845-013-0924-z
PubMed ID:
23456183
Abstract:
INTRODUCTION: Hearing screening programmes aim to detect hearing loss in the neonate. The Health Service Executive (HSE) South was the first phase of a national roll-out of a neonatal hearing screening programme in Ireland, going live on 28 April 2011. RESULTS: Over 11,738 babies have been screened for permanent childhood hearing impairment (PCHI) during the first 12 months. The percentage of eligible babies offered hearing screening was 99.2 %. Only 0.2 % (n = 25) of those offered screening declined. 493 (4 %) were referred for immediate diagnostic audiological assessment. The average time between screen and diagnostic audiology appointment was 2 weeks. 15 (1.3/1,000) babies have been identified with a PCHI over the 12-month period. 946 (4 %) babies screened were admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) for >48 h. The prevalance of PCHI is 7.3/1,000 in the NICU population compared to 0.6/1000 in the well baby population. 214 (1.8 % of total babies screened) had a clear response in the screening programmes, but were deemed to be at risk of an acquired childhood hearing impairment. These babies will be reassessed with a diagnostic audiology appointment at 8-9 months of age. To date, there is one case of acquired hearing impairment through this targeted follow-up screen. Of the 15 cases of PCHI identified, 8 (53 %) of these had one or more risk factors for hearing loss and 7 (37 %) were admitted to the NICU for >48 h. Four babies were referred for assessment at the National Cochlear Implant Centre.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
1863-4362

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorO'Connor, Aen_GB
dc.contributor.authorO'Sullivan, P Gen_GB
dc.contributor.authorBehan, Len_GB
dc.contributor.authorNorman, Gen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMurphy, Ben_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-03-08T14:00:18Z-
dc.date.available2013-03-08T14:00:18Z-
dc.date.issued2013-03-02-
dc.identifier.citationInitial results from the newborn hearing screening programme in Ireland. 2013: Ir J Med Scien_GB
dc.identifier.issn1863-4362-
dc.identifier.pmid23456183-
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s11845-013-0924-z-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/271523-
dc.description.abstractINTRODUCTION: Hearing screening programmes aim to detect hearing loss in the neonate. The Health Service Executive (HSE) South was the first phase of a national roll-out of a neonatal hearing screening programme in Ireland, going live on 28 April 2011. RESULTS: Over 11,738 babies have been screened for permanent childhood hearing impairment (PCHI) during the first 12 months. The percentage of eligible babies offered hearing screening was 99.2 %. Only 0.2 % (n = 25) of those offered screening declined. 493 (4 %) were referred for immediate diagnostic audiological assessment. The average time between screen and diagnostic audiology appointment was 2 weeks. 15 (1.3/1,000) babies have been identified with a PCHI over the 12-month period. 946 (4 %) babies screened were admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) for >48 h. The prevalance of PCHI is 7.3/1,000 in the NICU population compared to 0.6/1000 in the well baby population. 214 (1.8 % of total babies screened) had a clear response in the screening programmes, but were deemed to be at risk of an acquired childhood hearing impairment. These babies will be reassessed with a diagnostic audiology appointment at 8-9 months of age. To date, there is one case of acquired hearing impairment through this targeted follow-up screen. Of the 15 cases of PCHI identified, 8 (53 %) of these had one or more risk factors for hearing loss and 7 (37 %) were admitted to the NICU for >48 h. Four babies were referred for assessment at the National Cochlear Implant Centre.en_GB
dc.languageENG-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Irish journal of medical scienceen_GB
dc.titleInitial results from the newborn hearing screening programme in Ireland.en_GB
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Otolaryngology, South Infirmary Victoria University Hospital, Cork, Ireland, aoconnor@rcsi.ie.en_GB
dc.identifier.journalIrish journal of medical scienceen_GB
dc.description.provinceMunsteren

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