Universal hearing screening in newborns: experience in a tertiary care hospital of Mangalore, Karnataka, India

@article{ChandarReddy2019UniversalHS,
  title={Universal hearing screening in newborns: experience in a tertiary care hospital of Mangalore, Karnataka, India},
  author={Y. Bhanu Chandar Reddy and Sinchana Bhat and Roshan Ann Oommen and Santosh T. Soans},
  journal={International Journal of Contemporary Pediatrics},
  year={2019}
}
Background: The aim of the study was to do universal hearing screening of all newborns using otoacoustic emission (OAE), to know the incidence and risk factors of hearing loss in neonates.Methods: This was a prospective observational study done in a tertiary care hospital in Mangalore city in Karnataka. 950 neonates were screened with distortion product otoacoustic emission (DPOAE) during the study period of one year from 2017 to 2018. A repeat test was done at one and a half months of age if… Expand
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