Sunday, January 20, 2013

Screening misses some deaf kids

Newborn hearing tests are missing some deaf infants, leading some parents to mistakenly believe their child has no hearing loss. That's the finding of a new study. Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center looked a the medical records of more than 900 children who came to the Center with hearing loss. Nearly 80 of the kids had passed their initial newborn screening. Some received wrong results while others developed progressive hearing loss. The researchers recommend a second round of testing at three months of age, though they want to do more research into when these children began losing their hearing.

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