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Screening For Hearing Loss In Newborns

Why does your new-born need to be screened for hearing loss?
How will your new-born be screened for hearing loss?
What happens if your child doesn’t pass a screening test for hearing?
Are some new-borns more at risk of having hearing loss?

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  2. Nelson, Heidi D., Christina Bougatsos, and Peggy Nygren. “Universal newborn hearing screening: systematic review to update the 2001 US Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation.” Pediatrics1 (2008): e266-e276.
  3. Muhoh PN. “Newborn screening for hearing loss using transient evoked otoacosutic emmisions in Kenyatta National Hospital.” MMed ENT thesis (2005): unpublished