Initial results from the newborn hearing screening programme in Ireland.

  title={Initial results from the newborn hearing screening programme in Ireland.},
  author={Alan O'Connor and Peter G O'Sullivan and L Behan and Gill Norman and Benjamin Murphy},
  journal={Irish journal of medical science},
  volume={182 4},
INTRODUCTION Hearing screening programmes aim to detect hearing loss in the neonate. The Health Service Executive (HSE) South was the first phase of a national roll-out of a neonatal hearing screening programme in Ireland, going live on 28 April 2011. RESULTS Over 11,738 babies have been screened for permanent childhood hearing impairment (PCHI) during the first 12 months. The percentage of eligible babies offered hearing screening was 99.2 %. Only 0.2 % (n = 25) of those offered screening… CONTINUE READING


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