Referral rates and cost efficiency in a universal newbornhearing screening program using transient evoked otoacoustic emissions (TEOAE)
Journal of AmericanAcademy of Audiology
American Academy of Audiology
Recently, a National Institutes of Health Consensus Statement recommended that all infants be screened for hearing prior leaving the birthing hospital using a two-stage screening process based on transient evoked otoacoustic emissions (TEOAEs). Although the value of identifying hearing loss before 1 year of age is widely recognized, the feasibility of universal newborn hearing screening using TEOAE is sometimes questioned because it is presumed that the technique has a high false positive rate and is not cost efficient. This paper presents new data for 4253 infants from an operational universal newborn hearing screening program using a TEOAE procedure that answers those arguments.
Maxon AB, White KR, Behrens TR, & Vohr BR (1995). Referral rates and cost efficiency in a universal newborn hearing screening program using transient evoked otoacoustic emissions (TEOAE). Journal of American Academy of Audiology, 6, 271-277