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Northern Ireland Newborn Hearing Screening Programme Database


Public Health Agency (PHA)

Subject Keywords: Database on newborn hearing screening
Topic: Chronic Conditions
Rare Disease
Rare Diseases
Chronic Conditions
Catalogue: Data
Primary Data Sources
Type: Database
Region: Northern Ireland

The current newborn hearing screening programme in Northern Ireland, which has been in place since October 2005, is offered to all newborn infants.

The aim of the screening programme is to reduce the effects of permanent childhood hearing impairment (PCHI) on the development of speech and communication skills, by achieving early diagnosis and treatment.

Data collected includes demographic details as well as test results on how the baby’s inner ear responds to sound and results of further diagnostic and follow-up tests (if necessary).



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Suggested citation:

Public Health Agency (PHA). (2012) Northern Ireland Newborn Hearing Screening Programme Database [Online]. Available from: [Accessed: 23rd August 2019].


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