Use of a High-Risk Register in Newborn Hearing Screening High-risk newborns were routinely screened for hearing loss by observing their behavioral responses to a 3000-Hz warbled tone at 90 or 100 dB SPL. Infants were identified as high risk if they presented any of the conditions listed by the Joint Committee on Infant Hearing Screening or if they were ... Clinical Exchange
Clinical Exchange  |   November 01, 1975
Use of a High-Risk Register in Newborn Hearing Screening
 
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Clinical Exchange   |   November 01, 1975
Use of a High-Risk Register in Newborn Hearing Screening
Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, November 1975, Vol. 40, 493-498. doi:10.1044/jshd.4004.493
History: Received October 29, 1974 , Accepted February 22, 1975
 
Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, November 1975, Vol. 40, 493-498. doi:10.1044/jshd.4004.493
History: Received October 29, 1974; Accepted February 22, 1975

High-risk newborns were routinely screened for hearing loss by observing their behavioral responses to a 3000-Hz warbled tone at 90 or 100 dB SPL. Infants were identified as high risk if they presented any of the conditions listed by the Joint Committee on Infant Hearing Screening or if they were placed in the special care or intensive care sections of the newborn nursery. During the program’s first 12 months, 17% of the total newborn population were included in the screening, and 7% of those screened failed to respond. Approximately half of the infants who failed the screening returned for follow-up testing. No hearing loss has been identified among these infants. Special steps have been required to improve the screening’s effectiveness.

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