Newborn Hearing Screening

Newborn Hearing Screening

Could Newborn Hearing Screenings Be Used to Identify Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder?

In a recent study published in Autism Research, researchers at the University of Miami and Harvard Medical School suggest that newborn auditory brainstem response (ABR) screening results may be used as a biomarker for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) (Miron et al, 2020). 

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Academy President Angela Shoup, PhD, Featured on Newborn Hearing Screening Podcast

On October 12, 2020, Neeta Goli, MD, assistant professor of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas launched the Newborn News podcast. The podcast focuses on topics in newborn medicine targeted to educate health-care professionals.

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Supporting Communication in Infants with Hearing Loss Prior to Cochlear Implantation

A baby fails a newborn hearing screening and an auditory brainstem response (ABR) indicates profound bilateral hearing loss. From an audiologist’s perspective, fitting for hearing aids and an evaluation for cochlear implant candidacy are often the next steps. But for parents the lag time between identification and implantation is often a stressful time that involves waiting and worrying. This lag, during which infants do not have access to auditory linguistic input, occurs during a sensitive period of prelinguistic communication development (Ruben and Schwartz, 1999).

Topic(s): Cochlear Implants (CI), Newborn Hearing Screening, Hearing Loss, Pediatric Audiology

Illustration of a kangaroo with Austrailian Flag hopping onto the Austrailian continent shape

A Hearing Report from Australia

Australia is the sixth largest country in the world by land mass, but is the 53rd largest by population. The majority of Australians reside in the coastal borders of the country, leaving the midland or “outback” with far fewer. Australia’s population contains a large number of settlers from various countries as well as the first-nations peoples, i.e., Aboriginal Australians and Torres Strait Islanders, who arrived at the mainland and islands more than 50,000 years ago. The first-nations population take great pride in their unique and vibrant culture.

Topic(s): Australia, audiology, Heart of Hearing Group, Newborn Hearing Screening, Health Care

Infant having hearing tested

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY | Year 2019 Position Statement: Principles and Guidelines for Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Programs

Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) activities beginning at the birth hearing screening and culminating in early intervention have positively impacted outcomes for children who are deaf or hard of hearing and their families in the United States and worldwide. 

Topic(s): infants and children, Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI), pediatrics, infant hearing, Newborn Hearing Screening, Sign Language, Hearing thresholds

Publication Issue: Audiology Today July/August 2020

Newborn Hearing Screenings and Follow-Up: Essential During a Pandemic?

By Shelley Moats and Liza Creel

The primary objective of local, state, and federal response to COVID-19 is to minimize mortality and mitigate explosive demand for acute health-care services related to COVID-19 complications, especially those that require care in intensive care units. 

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Audiology Today Sept/Oct 2019…What’s Inside This Issue?

Take a look at the table of contents and delve into these online articles, which you can now easily search by topic, title, or author. 

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In Memoriam: Marion Downs Legacy Will Live On

On Thursday afternoon, November 13, 2014, we learned of the passing of the world’s leading pediatric advocate, Dr. Marion Downs. Marion’s colleague and friend, Dr. Jerry Northern sent the following message to the Academy leadership:

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