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The UK NSC recommendation on Hearing screening for newborns

Recommendation Systematic population screening programme recommended
Last review completed November 2020
Next review due in 2023/24
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Find general information about population health screening.

More about Hearing (newborn)

Hearing impairment, or deafness, is when hearing is affected by a disease, disorder or injury. Hearing loss can be present at birth or develop in childhood or adulthood.

» Read more about hearing and deafness on NHS UK

Screening in the UK

Compare how screening is offered across the UK.


Action on Hearing Loss
British Academy of Audiology
The British Association of Audiovestibular Physicians
British Association of Perinatal Medicine
British Society of Audiology
Communication Trust
Faculty of Public Health
Institute of Child Health
National Deaf Children's Society
Royal College of General Practitioners
Royal College of Midwives
Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health
Royal College of Physicians
Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow
Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh

The stakeholder groups will be involved when the recommendation is next reviewed. If you think your organisation should be added, please contact us. More information for stakeholders can be found in appendix C of the UK NSC evidence review process.

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