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Feasibility of screening all neonates for hearing loss.
  1. D M Hall,
  2. J Garner
  1. Department of Child Health, St George's Hospital, London.


    We investigated the feasibility and cost of screening all neonates for hearing loss using the auditory response cradle (ARC). At least three full time staff are needed to screen 95% of the 3000 infants delivered each year including those in intensive care. Estimated costs per case detected are between pounds 3000 and pounds 6000 but true costs may be higher.

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