EBP Compendium: Summary of Systematic Review
The Need for Standardization of Methods for Worldwide Infant Hearing Screening: A Systematic Review
Olusanya, B. O., Somefun, A. O., et al.
Laryngoscope, 118, 1830-1836.
Indicators of Review Quality:
The review addresses a clearly focused question
Criteria for inclusion of studies are provided
Search strategy is described in sufficient detail for replication
Included studies are assessed for study quality
Quality assessments are reproducible
Description: This is a systematic review of infant hearing screening programs worldwide, including procedures for early detection and definitions of minimal hearing loss.
Question not specifically stated.
Intervention/Assessment: Infant hearing screening
Number of Studies Included: 27
Years Included: Not stated
There are significant variations among infant hearing screening programs worldwide and there is no uniform case definition. Improved hearing loss classification would improve uniformity.
Keywords: Deafness, Hearing Loss, Early Hearing Detection and Intervention
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No clear clinical question, search strategy, or appraisal of evidence was provided.
Added to Compendium: March 2012