National survey of newborn hearing screening in Private Health sector

Posted on September 15, 2011

This research project, done in the Department of Communication Pathology, showed that nationally only 53% of private sector obstetric units offer some form of newborn hearing screening. The vast majority of newborns nationally, considering the public health care sector also, do not have the opportunity to have their hearing screened.

This study recommends that hospital management and paediatric health services must prioritise hearing screening as part of standard of care birthing services.

The full article is available here

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