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The Safety and Efficacy/Effectiveness of Using Automated Testing Devices for Universal Newborn Hearing Screening: An Update

Alberta STE Report written under contract with the Alberta Health Technologies Decision Process (AHTDP).

This report is an update of a 2007 report. Permanent congenital hearing impairment/loss (PCHI/PCHL) is one of the most common congenital anomalies found at birth which can lead to delays and deficits in the development of speech, language, cognition, and learning, as well as secondary effects on the child and the family. Early identification and subsequent appropriate intervention (within the first 6 months) in infants with PCHL can minimize these effects. The report also compares the cost effectiveness of various strategies used in the universal screening of newborn hearing (UNHS).

Section Authors:

  • Section One – Technology Effectiveness/Efficacy: Paula Corabian, Christa Harstall, Dagmara Chojecki
  • Section Two – Economics Analysis: Charles Yan, Anderson Chuck
  • Information Specialist: Dagmara Chojecki

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Publication Type: Health Technology Assessments /
Systematic Reviews

Year of Publication: 2012

Topics: Health Economics / Healthcare Costs, Maternal and Child Health, Screening

Authors: IHE Institute of Health Economics

ISBN (online): 978-1-926929-11-8