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A Journal on Pediatrics, Neonatology, Adolescent Medicine,
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

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ISSN 0026-4946

Online ISSN 1827-1715


Minerva Pediatrica 2013 April;65(2):231-50


Permanent childhood hearing impairment: universal newborn hearing screening, PCHI management

Martini A. 1, Marchisio P. 2, Bubbico L. 3, Trevisi P. 1, Perletti L. 4

1 Dipartimento di Neuroscienze e Organi di Senso UOC Otochirurgia e Cattedra di Audiologia Università di Padova, Padova, Italia;
2 Pediatria Prima Clinica, Università degli Studi di Milano, Fondazione IRCCS Ca’ Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Milano, Italia;
3 Dipartimento di Scienze Biomediche Istituto Italiano di Medicina Sociale, Roma, Italia;
4 Commissione Nazionale per i Livelli Essenziali di Assistenza del Ministero della Salute Milano, Italia

The most recent advances in technology and scientific knowledge have allowed better outcomes in permanent childhood hearing impairment (PCHI) than in the past period. The Universal Newborn Hearing Screening with OtoAcoustic Emissions provides an early identification/habilitation program for hearing impaired children, giving them immediate access to intervention when needed. The aim of this paper was to treat the organization and management of health care procedures for PCHI in Italy, which are not well coordinated with respect to other European Countries. Pediatrician and neonatologists appear to be especially engaged in these aspects.

language: Italian


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