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Universal neonatal hearing screening moving from evidence to practice
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    When is early hearing intervention late?

    Dear Editor,

    The landmark research by Yoshinaga-Itano et al of the USA in 1998[1] provided by far the greatest impetus for the current global drive for the detection of newborns with permanent congenital and early-onset hearing loss (PCEHL) before 3 months and intervention by 6 months of age. However, there have since been reservations about the generalisability of the 6 months threshold for optimal outcome...

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