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Building on previous Consortium work, NCHAM assists hospital-based Universal Newborn Hearing Screening and state-based Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) programs in their efforts to ensure that all infants are screened for hearing loss at birth, and that infants who refer from screening receive timely and appropriate diagnostic and intervention services.
5% of public birthing hospitals provide some form of newborn hearing screening and less than 1% offer universal newborn hearing screening.
PHILADELPHIA -- The Center for Childhood Communication at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia has seen an influx of infants with hearing loss as Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware continue to implement Universal Newborn Hearing Screening (UNHS) programs in observance of the Newborn and Infant Hearing Screening and Intervention Act of 1999.
This annual event, which will take place on Tuesday, May 21st, on Capitol Hill, is a comprehensive public awareness campaign to educate healthcare providers, policy makers and new and expectant parents about the importance of raising a hearing healthy child and to bring a renewed commitment to universal newborn hearing screening.
In recognition of national Birth Defects Prevention Month, Cochlear Corporation, manufacturer of Nucleus(R) cochlear implant systems, and the National Campaign for Hearing Health (NCHH), a public outreach and advocacy initiative sponsored by the Deafness Research Foundation (DRF), have partnered to generate public awareness for the importance of universal newborn hearing screening.
Bio-logic is the market leader in evoked response testing systems for audiology/otolaryngology applications and is among the leaders in digital EEG, epilepsy monitoring, sleep study systems, and hearing systems for universal newborn hearing screening.

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