Traduction en anglais : Neonatal hearing screening : Consequences for public Health policy.
In Germany 1-2 of every thousand newborns suffer from severe hearing impairment.
The fatal consequences of this irreversible condition are avoidable only if therapy is started as early as possible - according to current US-American recommendations before the age of 6 months.
In Germany children even with severe hearing loss are identified only when they are 21 months old (average figure).
Universal hearing screening before the age of3 months could be a useful measure to reduce the mean age of children at the time of diagnosis and so to give them a chance of an early and promising therapy.
In the USA this has been recommended by the National Institute of Health since 1993.
Mots-clés Pascal : Surdité, Néonatal, Dépistage, Diagnostic, Politique sanitaire, Nouveau né, Homme, Enfant, Allemagne, Europe, ORL pathologie, Trouble audition
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Hearing loss, Neonatal, Medical screening, Diagnosis, Health policy, Newborn, Human, Child, Germany, Europe, ENT disease, Auditory disorder
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0176280
Code Inist : 002B10D02. Création : 16/11/1999.