NHS 2012: Beyond Newborn Hearing Screening. Infant and Childhood Hearing in Science andClinical Practice
Anna Piotrowska, Paulina Kamyk, Anita Obrycka
JHS 2012; 2(4): SR63-64
Newborn Hearing Screening (NHS) conference takes place once every two years in Cernobbio, Lake Como, Italy. This year the conference was held on June 5th–7th. Specialists in audiology, otolaryngology, hearing sciences, communication disorders, neurosciences, neurology, psychology, genetics, biology, engineering, health care, epidemiology and other related areas from all over the world presented their work and exchange ideas during this international event. According to data provided by the organizers over 550 participants from 60 countries came together to attend the meeting. The Conference included Keynote Addresses, Special Session, oral communications with more than 140 platform
presentations and Poster Sessions with 145 posters. Some of the topics being discussed in the field of NHS included models of early intervention, training and support, the importance of quality assurance, applications of telehealth, genetics of hearing loss, unilateral and mild hearing loss – risk factors and language development, new diagnostic techniques, evidence based NHS and data management.
Keywords: hearing screening, NHS 2012, Lake Como