Special Issue "Newborn Hearing Screening"
A special issue of International Journal of Neonatal Screening (ISSN 2409-515X).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 May 2018)
Prof. Dr. Rainer Schönweiler
With a prevalence of 1–3 per 1000 newborns, congenital hearing loss is among the most frequent inborn disorders. Meanwhile, several studies have shown that early identification of childhood hearing loss leads to better speech and language development. Therefore, newborn hearing screening (NHS) has become a standard of care in many countries. Some countries struggle to establish a universal screening program that reaches every child. In addition, there is still discussion about the cost-effectiveness and the best hearing screening protocols used, including technologies or modalities, staged procedures and time of first screening.
Delays in the confirmation of hearing loss can occur even in the presence of well-established universal newborn hearing screening programs. One of the reasons seems to be a high rate of loss to follow-up, which can be coped by tracking programs.
Recently, there has been increasing discussion to etablish a screening for congenital cytomegalovirus (cCMV) infections as this is the most common non-genetic cause of sensorineural hearing loss.
This Special Issue of the International Journal of Neonatal Screening, devoted to "Newborn Hearing Screening” (NHS), will describe international experiences across the globe with newborn hearing screening, will discuss different screening protocols and cost-effectiveness, will outline the acutal standards of the confirmation diagnostic, and will consider the actual discussed screening for cCMV.
Dr. Inken Brockow
Prof. Dr. Rainer Schönweiler
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- Newborn Hearing Screening
- Hearing Disorder
- Newborn Hearing Screening Protocol
- Loss to Follow-Up
- Risk Factors for Hearing Deficits
- Genetic Screening
- Congenital Cytomegalovirus Infection