The kids are all right: Universal Newborn Hearing Screenings

David Kirkwood first published this post in June of 2011. In 2016, we are still working to have universal newborn hearing screenings across the world. Nearly everyone would agree that there is never a good time for a baby to be born deaf or with a significant hearing loss. And children who suffer hearing loss…

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Universal hearing screening: Why restrict it to the very young?

By David H. Kirkwood “There is nothing so powerful as an idea whose time has come.” The truth of that statement, originally written by Victor Hugo (in French), has been proven over and over. One example from the field of hearing care is universal newborn hearing screening (UNHS). Twenty-five years ago, I doubt there was…

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