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Performance and characteristics of the Newborn Hearing Screening Programme in England: The first seven years.

Wood SA, Sutton GJ, Davis AC - Int J Audiol (2015)

Bottom Line: The refer rate for the 12/13 birth cohort is 2.6%.The performance of the newborn hearing screening programme has improved continuously.The age of identification and management is well within the first six months of life, although there remains scope for further improvement with respect to timely entry into follow up.

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Affiliation: * NHS Newborn Hearing Screening Programme, Public Health England , London , UK.

ABSTRACT

Objective: To assess the performance of the universal newborn hearing screen in England.

Design: Retrospective analysis of population screening records.

Study sample: A total of 4 645 823 children born 1 April 2004 to 31 March 2013.

Results: 97.5% of the eligible population complete screening by 4/5 weeks of age and 98.9% complete screening by three months of age. The refer rate for the 12/13 birth cohort is 2.6%. The percentage of screen positive (i.e. referred) babies commencing follow up by four weeks of age and six months of age is 82.5% and 95.8% respectively. The yield of bilateral PCHL from the screen is around 1/1000. For bilateral PCHL in the 12/13 birth cohort the median age is nine days at screen completion, 30 days at entry into follow up, 49 days at confirmation, 50 days at referral to early intervention, and 82 days at hearing-aid fitting.

Conclusion: The performance of the newborn hearing screening programme has improved continuously. The yield of bilateral PCHL from the screen is about 1/1000 as expected. The age of identification and management is well within the first six months of life, although there remains scope for further improvement with respect to timely entry into follow up.

No MeSH data available.


Screen refer rates (with 95% CIs) for NICU, well babies, and all babies.
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Figure 0002: Screen refer rates (with 95% CIs) for NICU, well babies, and all babies.

Mentions: Figure 2 shows the total refer rate for well babies and NICU babies by year of birth cohort. Total refer rate includes babies who refer on one or both ears and babies referred directly to audiology (e.g. with microtia/atresia or who have recovered from neonatal meningitis).


Performance and characteristics of the Newborn Hearing Screening Programme in England: The first seven years.

Wood SA, Sutton GJ, Davis AC - Int J Audiol (2015)

Screen refer rates (with 95% CIs) for NICU, well babies, and all babies.
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

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Figure 0002: Screen refer rates (with 95% CIs) for NICU, well babies, and all babies.
Mentions: Figure 2 shows the total refer rate for well babies and NICU babies by year of birth cohort. Total refer rate includes babies who refer on one or both ears and babies referred directly to audiology (e.g. with microtia/atresia or who have recovered from neonatal meningitis).

Bottom Line: The refer rate for the 12/13 birth cohort is 2.6%.The performance of the newborn hearing screening programme has improved continuously.The age of identification and management is well within the first six months of life, although there remains scope for further improvement with respect to timely entry into follow up.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: * NHS Newborn Hearing Screening Programme, Public Health England , London , UK.

ABSTRACT

Objective: To assess the performance of the universal newborn hearing screen in England.

Design: Retrospective analysis of population screening records.

Study sample: A total of 4 645 823 children born 1 April 2004 to 31 March 2013.

Results: 97.5% of the eligible population complete screening by 4/5 weeks of age and 98.9% complete screening by three months of age. The refer rate for the 12/13 birth cohort is 2.6%. The percentage of screen positive (i.e. referred) babies commencing follow up by four weeks of age and six months of age is 82.5% and 95.8% respectively. The yield of bilateral PCHL from the screen is around 1/1000. For bilateral PCHL in the 12/13 birth cohort the median age is nine days at screen completion, 30 days at entry into follow up, 49 days at confirmation, 50 days at referral to early intervention, and 82 days at hearing-aid fitting.

Conclusion: The performance of the newborn hearing screening programme has improved continuously. The yield of bilateral PCHL from the screen is about 1/1000 as expected. The age of identification and management is well within the first six months of life, although there remains scope for further improvement with respect to timely entry into follow up.

No MeSH data available.