Identifying Infants with Hearing Loss -- United States, 1999-2007

Gaffney, M.; Eichwald, J.; Grosse, S. D.; Mason, C. A.
March 2010
MMWR: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report;3/5/2010, Vol. 59 Issue 8, p220
The article reports on a survey conducted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) regarding the status of Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) programs. These EHDI programs help ensure that newborns and infants are screened for hearing loss. Details on how the survey was conducted, actual results and implications are discussed. The report suggests that a significant progress has been made in screening for infants with hearing loss from 1999 to 2007.


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