Clinical Scenario Discipline
How good is the “Sound Scouts” hearing assessment app at detecting hearing loss in children?

Dillon, H, Mee, C, Moreno, J, Seymour, J, 2017, 'Hearing tests are just child’s play: The Sound Scouts game for children entering school, International Journal of Audiology. In Press.

What is the utility of CMV screening for children who refer on their newborn hearing screening/s?

Fowler, K, McCollister, F, Sabo, D, Shoup, A, Owen, K, Woodruff, J, Cox, E, Mohamed, L, Choo, D & Boppana, S 2017, 'A targeted approach for congenital cytomegalovirus screening within newborn hearing screening', Pediatrics, vol. 139, no. 2, p.e20162128.

What are the effects of different screening protocols on the referral rates and positive predictive values of the Otoacoustic Emissions in Newborn screening test.

Akinpelu, O, Peleva, E, Funnell, R & Daniel, S 2014, 'Otoacoustic emissions in newborn hearing screening: A systematic review of the effects of different protocols on test outcomes', International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology, vol. 78, pp. 711-717.

What is the predictive value of hearing assessment by the auditory brainstem response following universal newborn hearing screening?

Stevens, J, Boul, A, Lear, S, Parker, G, Ashall-Kelly, K, Gratton, D, 2013, 'Predictive value of hearing assessment by the auditory brainstem response following universal newborn hearing screening', International Journal of Audiology, vol. 52, no. 7, pp. 500-506.

What is the effect of a targeted surveillance program using a risk factor registry to identify children with a postnatal hearing loss?

Beswick, R., Driscoll, C, Kei, J, & Glennon, S 2012, 'Targeted surveillance for postnatal hearing loss: A program evaluation', International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology, vol. 76, no. 7, pp. 1046-1056.

Can early treatment of congenital CMV reduce the likelihood or severity of hearing loss in newborns?

Kimberlin, D, Lin, C, Sánchez, P, Demmler, G, Dankner, W, Shelton, M, Jacobs, R, Vaudry, W, Pass, R, Kiell, J, Soong, S 2003, 'Effect of ganciclovir therapy on hearing in symptomatic congenital cytomegalovirus disease involving the central nervous system: a randomized, controlled trial', The Journal of Pediatrics, vol. 143, no. 1, pp. 16-25.

Does experiencing tinnitus and hearing loss predict success with cochlear implantation?

Quaranta, N, Wagstaff, S & Baguley, D, 2003, ‘Tinnitus and Cochlear Implantation’, International Journal of Audiology, vol. 43, no. 5, pp. 245-251.

What is the accuracy of threshold estimates determined using auditory brain stem responses to noises in a population of children and infants with either normal hearing or sensorineural hearing loss?

Stapells, D, Gravel, J, & Martin, B 1995, 'Thresholds for auditory brainstem responses to tone in notched noise from infants and young children with normal hearing or sensorineural hearing loss', Ear and Hearing, vol.16, no. 1, pp. 361-371.


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