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Childhood and Adolescence PrevInfad/PAPPS Group

Hearing loss screening (part 2)

Authors:

García Aguado Ja, Sánchez Ruiz-Cabello FJb, Colomer Revuelta Jc, Cortés Rico Od, Esparza Olcina MJe, Galbe Sánchez-Ventura Jf, Gallego Iborra Ag, Merino Moína Mh, Pallás Alonso CRi, Rando Diego Aj, Mengual Gil JMk

aPediatra. Madrid. España.
bPediatra. CS Zaidín Sur. Granada. España.
cDepartamento de Pediatría, Obstetricia y Ginecología. Unidad de Pediatría. Universidad de Valencia. Valencia. España.
dPediatra. CS Canillejas. Madrid. España.
ePediatra. Madrid. España.
fPediatra. CS Torrero La Paz. Zaragoza. España.
gPediatra. CS Trinidad. Málaga. España.
hPediatra. CS El Greco. Getafe, Madrid. España.
iServicio de Neonatología. Hospital Universitario 12 de Octubre. Madrid. España.
jPediatra. CS Mejorada del Campo. Velilla de San Antonio. Madrid. España.
kPediatra. CS Delicias Sur. Zaragoza. España.

Correspondence: J García. Email: jgaguados@gmail.com

Reference of this article.:

García Aguado J, Sánchez Ruiz-Cabello FJ, Colomer Revuelta J, Cortés Rico O, Esparza Olcina MJ, Galbe Sánchez-Ventura J y cols. Cribado de la hipoacusia (parte 2). Rev Pediatr Aten Primaria. 2019;21:e15-e24.

Published in Internet: 01/03/2019

Abstract:

The process of learning and developing our language in a natural way is through hearing. Infancy hearing loss will limit auditory stimuli and will significantly harm language and speech development and will narrow the bonds with the world around. In infants and small children, early hearing loss detection and treatment can improve language and school performance. In the absence of screening, medium age of congenital hearing loss diagnosis in children without risk factors is around 2-3 years. Universal new-born hearing screening has spread widely despite the lack of solid evidence supporting its effectivity and cost- efficiency.

In this paper, which has been divided in two parts, the author thoroughly describes the topic, with its controversy and nuances, and finally declares on the recommendations that PrevInfad group have agreed for primary care pediatricians.

Keywords: Infant, newborn. Hearing loss. Screening.


 


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