The Turkish Journal of Pediatrics 2015 , Vol 57 , Num 4
Comparison of risk factors in newborn hearing screening in a developing country
1epartment of Otorhinolaryngology, Kecioren Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
2Department of Pediatrics, Dr.SamiUlus Women and Children’s Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
Acar B, Ocak E, Acar M, Kocaöz D. Comparison of risk factors in newborn hearing screening in a developing country. Turk J Pediatr 2015; 57: 334-338.

The aim of this study is to evaluate the results of the newborn-hearing screening program (NHSP) in our institute, investigate the risk factors and their correlation to congenital hearing loss (CHL). Newborns who admitted to our clinic for NHSP from June 2014 to December 2014 were included in the study. After the test parents were asked to fill a questionnaire about the risk factors of CHL. Test results and referral rate were compared with risk factors. One thousand consecutive babies were included in the study. The overall referral rate was 3.5%. Mechanic ventilation, history of familial CHL and familial consanguinity were found to be significantly related to CHL.In the light of our results we can conclude that getting access to every newborn for hearing screening is mandatory and targeting the risk factors and informing the family about the follow-up period is important for diagnosing the delayed hearing impairment. Keywords : congenital hearing loss, newborn hearing screening program, risk factors, MB11 Beraphone

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