Implementation of neonatal screening for hearing impairment: influence on pediatric otitis media surgery in The Netherlands.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE Screening for hearing impairment in the Netherlands took place at the age of 9 months for many years but was recently moved to the neonatal period. Since otitis media has its highest prevalence at the age of 9 months, it might be that screening for hearing impairment at this age is linked to treatment of otitis media. We were interested in what… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijporl.2009.04.006

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