The otolaryngologist's role in newborn hearing screening and early intervention

Charles M. Bower, Rachel St. John

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Abstract

Infant hearing loss is common. Screening is performed in more than 98% of US infants. Otolaryngologists play an important role in identification and management of infants and children who are deaf and hard of hearing. Otolaryngologists should routinely assess for hearing screening results and intervene for screens not passed. Long-term follow-up and reassessment of patients with hearing loss is an ongoing component of otolaryngology practice. This article reviews the otolaryngologist's role in the management of infants and children who are deaf or hard of hearing from screening to intervention and management.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)631-649
Number of pages19
JournalOtolaryngologic Clinics of North America
Volume47
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2014

Keywords

  • Auditory evoked response
  • Early intervention
  • Hearing loss
  • Hearing screening
  • Newborn
  • Otoacoustic emissions

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology

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