National Newborn Hearing Screening now Available in 20 District Health Boards

National Newborn Hearing Screening now Available in 20 District Health Boards

Health Minister, Tony Ryall made an announcement that the nationalistic newborn hearing screening program was set in all 20 District Health Boards, and through it, hopes are that almost ten babies of one month old suffering from critical hearing loss, will be recognized.

Mr. Ryall said that detecting these tiny tots with the problem is very important; since accordingly, things can be put in place to assist babies learn lingos, which anyhow, should be a part of the early developmental cycle.

It becomes more difficult to do this in the later periods.

It is known that if hearing loss is diagnosed at an earlier stages and, work on the same with a child starts; there can be better long term results to be seen in such kids and also the family members.

The Government now is investing no less than $6.5 million each year upon the program.

It is expected that the program will be capable in identifying no less than 120 babies every year that suffer from moderate or critical level hearing loss, to be screened in the first month itself.

Eleven DHBs have been conducting screening for almost the entire year and have identified 32 babies suffering from hearing loss, who will now be offered language learning and developmental skills training.

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