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. (2005).
Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews(2).

Indicators of Review Quality:

The review addresses a clearly focused question No
Criteria for inclusion of studies are provided Yes
Search strategy is described in sufficient detail for replication Yes
Included studies are assessed for study quality Yes
Quality assessments are reproducible Yes

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(s) Addressed:

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



  • Screening/Diagnosis
    • 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

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