Clinical Practice in Pediatrics

The effectiveness of audiologic screening of newborns and infants of the first year of life

Overall introduction of the programme of audiologic screening of newborns, beginning with the first years of their life (at the level of maternity clinics), is one of the key aspects of adequate rehabilitation of patients with hearing loss and deafness. The authors analyzed the expected long-term effectiveness from introduction of the system of universal two-level audiologic screening of children, including recording of otoacoustic emission and short latency auditory evoked potentials. The expedience of early diagnosis of hearing disorders in newborns and children of the first year of life has been assessed and a comparative analysis of the strategies of performing audiologic screening of newborns and infants of the first year of life has been performed. The existing types of screening and the requirements for their administration are discussed in detail; and indicators of the quality of performing audiologic screening have been proposed.
Key words: audiologic screening, hearing disorders, hear and speech rehabilitation, audiological aid.
Publisher's imprint: Kh.G.Makhacheva, N.A.Daykhes, L.M.Askhabova. The effectiveness of audiologic screening of newborns and infants of the first year of life. Clinical Practice in Pediatrics. 2015;10(2):78-83.

Received: 26.06.2014



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