Audiology Refresher 3
Presented in February, 2004
Newborn Hearing Screening
Needs Assessment Report
NHS Audiological Services in Scotland
Public Health Institute of Scotland
Services for children with hearing impairment. Recommendations
- Multidisciplinary team with a clinical leader.
Written protocols for diagnosis and management of hearing impairment in children.
- Links with education, social work, child health, SLT services.
Equal partner with parents.
Complete transfer of information.
- Breaking the news to be done by someone with knowledge of child
Appropriate support personnel to be present at the time of diagnosis or informed promptly.
- Dedicated facilities for children as their needs are different from
- Common management structures and sharing of hardware and expertise
between adult and children's services.
- An investment plan for Paediatric Services to be developed to cope
with increased demand from UNHS.
- An early intervention plan to support families to be developed in
conjunction with education, social work and voluntary organisations.
- Systems to be developed to identify late onset, progressive and
acquired hearing losses.
- Phased transition from paediatric to adult services.
Newborn Hearing Screening Programme
- Scotland - nationwide
Are you ready?
- Joint planning
- Children's Hearing Services Working Group (CHSWG)
NHS Scotland/ NDCS leaflets
- Your baby's hearing screen
- Your baby's follow-up hearing screen
- Your baby's visit to the audiology clinic
- Your baby has a hearing loss
Implications for Education Services
- 52 week cover