False Positive Results in Newborn Hearing Screening (NHS)
The purpose of this study is to investigate the rate of false-positive results in Newborn Universal Hearing Screening Programs and it´s possible causes.
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
|Official Title:||False-Positive Results in Newborn Hearing Screening: Possible Causes|
- Otoacoustic Emissions [ Time Frame: At birth ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
|Study Start Date:||March 2005|
|Study Completion Date:||January 2007|
|Primary Completion Date:||March 2006 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Newborns that show a "Pass" On the newborn hearing screening program before hospital discharge
Newborns that show a "fail" and will be retested in 15 days.
False-positive results in Newborn Hearing Screening(NHS) leads to unnecessary parents anxiety and increase the cost of the procedure before hospital discharge. Getting to know the possible causes will lead to solutions to decrease the number of normal hearing babies that fail NHS with Otoacoustic Emissions.