Universal newborn hearing screening is the entry point for Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) systems. The effectiveness of a screening program depends upon validated and reliable technology that can be operated by a variety of personnel. Prior to the development of automated screening technology, implementation of newborn hearing screening programs was not feasible clinically or economically. Today, a key responsibility for institutions and stakeholders implementing sustainable newborn hearing screening programs is an understanding of the issues addressed in this educational session including:
- the unique requirements for newborn hearing screening technology,
- the advantages and limitations of screening methods identified as options in clinical guidelines and best practices documents
- the essential factors that should be considered when selecting technology and establishing protocols for newborn hearing screening.