A study of outcome of newborn hearing screening programme in HUSM from Januari 2003 to December 2007

Amirozi, Ahmad (2008) A study of outcome of newborn hearing screening programme in HUSM from Januari 2003 to December 2007. Masters thesis, Universiti Sains Malaysia.

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Universal newborn hearing screening has been started in HUSM since January 2003. The effectiveness and the challenges of the programme need to be evaluated. This retrospective study aims to determine the outcome of the newborn hearing screening in HUSM from January 2003 to December 2007. All infants who were delivered in HUSM were screened for hearing impairment with portable distortion product otoacoustic emission (DPOAE) before discharge. When they failed the initial screening, a second screening with DPOAE was arranged in 6 weeks. When these newborns failed the second screening, an audiologist performed a diagnostic auditory brainstem response (ABR) test to confirm the hearing loss. In this study, the data of 16,1 00 newborns were traced from the newborn hearing screening record. The data such as sex, race, age, results of the first, second and third screening were analyzed with SPSS 16.0. The study showed that the coverage of the UNHS was 98%. The prevalence of hearing impairment was 0.09%. The prevalence of initial screening refer rate was 25.5%. The prevalence of defaulters in second and third screening was 33.9% and 40.7% respectively. The age of detection of hearing impairment was 3.31 months (S.D. 0.86). The age of hearing aid fitting was 13.57 months (S.D.4.82).

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Newborn hearing screening
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Divisions: Kampus Kesihatan (Health Campus) > Pusat Pengajian Sains Perubatan (School of Medical Sciences) > Thesis
Depositing User: Mr Husnan Budin
Date Deposited: 16 Feb 2022 04:16
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2022 04:16
URI: http://eprints.usm.my/id/eprint/51549

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