J Am Acad Audiol 2001; 12(04): 215-219
DOI: 10.1055/s-0042-1745599
Original Article

Newborn Hearing Screens May Give a False Sense of Security

Toni Mann
Audio Acoustics Hearing Center, Lubbock, Texas
Karrie Cuttler
Audio Acoustics Hearing Center, Lubbock, Texas
Chanda Campbell
Audio Acoustics Hearing Center, Lubbock, Texas
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Certain risk factors result in a higher incidence of delayed-onset hearing loss. Ten subjects who passed auditory brainstem response birth screenings and later returned with bilateral sensorineural hearing loss are examined in this report. Although not all subjects in this report had respiratory distress, this study reveals a high correlation between mechanical ventilation and delayed-onset hearing loss.

Abbreviations: ABR = auditory brainstem response, ECMO = extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, JCIH = Joint Committee on Infant Hearing, MAS = meconium aspiration syndrome, NICU = neonatal intensive care unit, OAE = otoacoustic emissions, PFC = persistent fetal circulation, PPHN = persistent hypertension of the newborn, RDS = respiratory distress syndrome

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