Hearing screening for school children

Driscoll, Carlie J., McPherson, Bradley and Wilson, Wayne J. (2014). Hearing screening for school children. In Bradley McPherson and Carlie J. Driscoll (Ed.), School health screening systems: the complete perspective (pp. 63-94) New York, NY, United States: Nova Science Publishers.

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Author Driscoll, Carlie J.
McPherson, Bradley
Wilson, Wayne J.
Title of chapter Hearing screening for school children
Title of book School health screening systems: the complete perspective
Place of Publication New York, NY, United States
Publisher Nova Science Publishers
Publication Year 2014
Sub-type Research book chapter (original research)
Open Access Status
Series Children's issues, laws and programs
ISBN 9781631179426
9781631179471
Editor Bradley McPherson
Carlie J. Driscoll
Chapter number 4
Start page 63
End page 94
Total pages 32
Total chapters 11
Collection year 2015
Formatted Abstract/Summary
Hearing screening is an integral component in virtually all school health screening programs. It has long been recognized that hearing loss will have negative consequences on children‘s communication abilities and educational performance unless early identification and management is arranged. School-based screening allows for the detection of children with hearing loss who have not been identified at an earlier stage (for example, in a newborn hearing screening program) and for children who have developed hearing loss after early childhood (for example, children with a progressive, inherited hearing disorder). This chapter provides an overview of pure-tone audiometry, the standard method for hearing screening in school children, and details the main established guidelines for screen protocols. Other hearing and ear health methods have also been considered for school-based programs, such as tympanometry, otoacoustic emission recording, and teacher/parent questionnaires. These procedures are discussed and their advantages and limitations outlined. Conventional hearing screening programs are not effective in detecting children with high tone, noise-induced hearing loss or children with auditory processing difficulties. Potential alternative screening protocols to identify children with such problems are presented. Advances in technology may alter the practice of hearing screening in the future. For example, telehealth-based screening may serve a useful role in future programs and genetic screening for hearing disorders may enhance the early detection of some cases of hearing loss.
Keyword Screening
School
Health
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