Assessment of Factors Involved in Non-Adherence to Infant Hearing Diagnostic Testing

Anita Shanker, Marcia Vanessa Rojas-Ramirez, Julie A Jacobs, Jennifer B Shinn, Cathy Lester, Philip M. Westgate & Matthew L Bush
Abstract Introduction: Delayed diagnosis of pediatric hearing loss can cause delays in cognitive and social development. This study described the sociodemographic factors associated with delayed timing of a final hearing diagnosis after an abnormal newborn hearing screening (NBHS). Methods: Parent-infant dyads were recruited after being referred for further audiologic testing on an abnormal result from the NBHS. Results: Of the 53 participants, 55% (n=29) did not receive a final diagnosis by the recommended 3 months...
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