Neonatal Hearing Screening

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Neonatal Hearing Screening - an overview on the situation worldwide
Presentation by Dr. Dr. h.c. Monika Lehnhardt given in Yerevan, September 2009

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Neonatal Hearing Screening

  1. 1. Neonatal Hearing Screening a survey on the situation in worldwide Dr. Dr. h.c. Monika Lehnhardt, Germany Yerevan, September 4, 2009
  2. 2. Incidence per 10,000 of Congenital Defects/Diseases ia U em PK An ll 1 Ce l e ck ism Si o id 2 yr th po Hy a fid 5 bi i na Sp c ts fe 5 de e b m Lim ro nd 6 Sy n te w la Do pa or 11 l ip e ft Cl os s 12 gL in ar He 30 20 40 10 30 0
  3. 3. Deafness is not visible
  4. 4. Equipment for Newborn Hearing Screening Otoacoustic Emissions Automated Auditory Brainstem (OAE) Response (AABR)
  5. 5. Nucleus® Freedom CI System Modern Hearing Aids (e.g. from Phonak)
  6. 6. ECDC- NHS Milan, 15 - 16 May 1998 European Consensus Statement on Neonatal Hearing Screening Finalised at the European Consensus Development Conference on Neonatal Hearing Screening 15-16 May 1998, Milan Chairman: F. Grandori
  7. 7. Germany
  8. 8. ~80% ? ~40% ~55% >95% ? <1% ~80% Screening Coverage (2008)
  9. 9. Austria
  10. 10. Belgium
  11. 11. Netherlands
  12. 12. Switzerland
  13. 13. United Kingdom
  14. 14. Poland
  15. 15. Croatia
  16. 16. Spain
  17. 17. Infants cannot complain of lack of hearing, and cannot seek interventions we would surely not deny ourselves. We can and we must do their complaining for them! Dr. Martyn Hyde
  18. 18. http://www.schenken-sie-kindern-gehoer.de http://www.lehnhardt-stiftung.org Email: ml@lehnhardt-stiftung.org Email: m.lehnhardt@t-online.de

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