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UAE Study Shows Importance of Universal Hearing Screening

Although the incidence of sensorineural hearing loss among infants in the neonatal intensive unit (NICU) is higher than in normal infants, this study from the UAE illustrates the importance of implementing universal hearing screening programmes in both healthy neonates and high-risk newborns admitted to the NICU. Limiting the screening to the high-risk group would fail […]

Hearing Assessment of Neonates at Risk for Hearing Loss – Brazil

This study reviewed the audiological diagnosis of neonates at high risk for hearing loss referred by maternity hospitals to a high complexity service on hearing health in Brazil. The auditory brainstem response (ABR) test was performed using the Integrity V500 equipment (Vivosonic Inc., Toronto, ON, Canada). The children were naturally asleep or awake. Among the 104 subjects, […]