EBP Compendium: Summary of Systematic Review
The Cochrane Collaboration; Departmento de Sanidad del Gobierno Vasco, Spain
Universal Neonatal Hearing Screening Versus Selective Screening as Part of the Management of Childhood Deafness
Puig, T., Municio, A., et al.
Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews(2).
Indicators of Review Quality:
The review addresses a clearly focused question
Criteria for inclusion of studies are provided
Search strategy is described in sufficient detail for replication
Included studies are assessed for study quality
Quality assessments are reproducible
Description: This is a systematic review of randomized controlled trials investigating the long-term effectiveness of a universal neonatal screening and early treatment programs for hearing impairment.
Question not specifically stated.
Population: Newborns screened for hearing loss and children opportunistically screened for hearing impairment.
Intervention/Assessment: "Universal and high-risk neonatal auditory screening by a transient evoked otoacoustic emissions test or an automated auditory brainstem response test. Opportunistic screening for hearing impairment by any method in children of any age" (p. 2).
Number of Studies Included: 0
Years Included: 1996-2003
- General Findings
- Hearing Screening - No studies meeting the inclusion criteria were available; therefore no conclusions could be drawn.
Keywords: Deafness, Hearing Loss, Early Hearing Detection and Intervention
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Added to Compendium: March 2012