Does the introduction of newborn hearing screening improve vocabulary development in hearing-impaired children? A population-based study in Japan

Shuhei Ohmori, Akiko Sugaya, Naomi Toida, Etsuji Suzuki, Masato Izutsu, Tomoko Tsutsui, Yuko Kataoka, Yukihide Maeda, Kunihiro Fukushima, Kazunori Nishizaki

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Abstract

Objective: Permanent hearing impairment has a life-long impact on children and its early identification is important for language development. A newborn hearing screening (NHS) program has started in Okayama Prefecture, Japan, in 1999 to detect hearing impairment immediately after birth. We aim to examine the effect of this screening program on vocabulary development in pre-school children in a before and after comparative study design. Methods: A total of 107 5-year-old children who graduated from Okayama Kanariya Gakuen (an auditory center for hearing-impaired children) between 1998 and 2011 were enrolled in this study. The pre-NHS group (n=40) was defined as those who graduated between 1998 and 2003, while the post-NHS group (n=67) was defined as those who graduated between 2004 and 2011. The primary outcome was receptive vocabulary, which was assessed by the Picture Vocabulary Test [score

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)196-201
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
Volume79
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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Keywords

  • Hearing impairment
  • Language development
  • Newborn hearing screening
  • Vocabulary

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Medicine(all)

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