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A REVIEW OF NEONATAL HEARING SCREENING PRACTICES IN INDIA
Vidya Ramkumar 1, A,E-F  
 
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Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences, Sri Ramachandra University, Porur, Chennai, India
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Vidya Ramkumar, Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences, Sri Ramachandra University, Porur, Chennai-116, India, e-mail: vidya.ramkumar@sriramachandra.edu.in
Publication date: 2020-04-10
 
J Hear Sci 2017;7(1):9–15
 
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Newborn hearing screening (NHS) programs were implemented in India as a part of research studies beginning in the early 1970s. Later, several hospitals established their own hearing screening programs. In 2006, the Government of India initiated efforts towards prevention and control of deafness in which neonatal hearing screening at a grass-roots level was envisioned. Presently, despite the lack of a universal newborn hearing screening program, several hospital-based programs and some community-based programs have evolved. This review on NHS practices in India, both in the public and private sectors, is drawn from an exploration of published work as well as information on newborn hearing screening programs available from authenticated public domains.
 
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