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Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 1995 Jul;32(3):257-9.

Universal newborn hearing screening--the Colorado story.

Abstract

The Colorado State Public Health Department inaugurated a state-wide program of universal newborn hearing screening in 1992. A preliminary report covers the screening of 14,494 infants. 95% passed the screening tests, 5% failed. Of the failures, 6% were found with confirmed hearing losses. The average cost per test was $25.00. Research from the University of Colorado confirms that children receiving intervention by 3 months perform significantly higher at 40 months than those identified later.

PMID:
7665273
DOI:
10.1016/0165-5876(95)01183-c
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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