Universal newborn hearing screening, a revolutionary diagnosis of deafness: real benefits and limitations

@article{Papacharalampous2011UniversalNH,
  title={Universal newborn hearing screening, a revolutionary diagnosis of deafness: real benefits and limitations},
  author={George X. Papacharalampous and Thomas P. Nikolopoulos and Dimitrios I Davilis and Ioannis E. Xenellis and Stavros G. Korres},
  journal={European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology},
  year={2011},
  volume={268},
  pages={1399-1406}
}
The finding that early detection of permanent congenital childhood hearing loss produces worthwhile benefit in terms of improved speech and language provides the rationale for the universal screening of newborns. The aim of the present study is to collect the current evidence with regard to the efficacy, the results and outcomes of universal hearing screening programs. An extensive search of the literature was performed in Medline and other available database sources. Study selection was based… 
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