Month: April 2017

Mr Andrew Geyl1 1Sydney Children’s Hospital Randwick, Randwick, NSW, Australia When assessing neonates using the evoked Auditory Brainstem Response (ABR) determining the nature of a hearing loss — conductive, sensorineural/retrocochlear or mixed — is of utmost importance. In most cases, clinicians need to determine only...
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Ms Florencia Montes1, Ms Monica Wilkinson1, Ms Carolyn Cottier1 1Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick, NSW, Australia The complexity of ANSD starts at the time of diagnosis ANSD is characterised by absent or “abnormal” ABR with normal cochlear outer hair cell function as evidenced by present otoacoustic emissions and/or cochlear...
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Mrs Lauren McHugh1, Ms Kelly Nicholls2 1Healthy Hearing, Children’s Health Queensland, QLD, Australia 2Healthy Hearing Program, Queensland Health, Nundah, QLD, Australia Australian Newborn Hearing Screening Programs are encouraged to measure outcomes against the seven Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) from the National Framework for Neonatal Hearing Screening....
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Dr Valerie Sung1, Dr Elizabeth Peadon2, The Childhood Hearing Australasian Medical Professionals (CHAMP) Network 1Royal Children’s Hospital, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, University Of Melbourne, Parkville, Australia, 2Westmead Children’s Hospital, Westmead, Australia The aim of the workshop is to provide a...
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Ms Melissa McCarthy1, Professor Greg Leigh1,2, Professor Michael Arthur-Kelly2 1RIDBC, North Rocks, Australia, 2University of Newcastle, Callaghan, Australia The newborn hearing screening process, including the provision of family-centred early intervention, provides a firm foundation for children who are deaf or...
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Dr Lilian Downie1,2,3,4,5, Professor David Amor1,2,3,4,5, Professor Jane  Halliday2,4, Dr  Rachel Burt2,4 1Victorian Clinical Genetics Service, Parkville , Australia, 2Murdoch Children’s Research Institute , Parkville , Australia, 3Royal Children’s Hospital , Parkville , Australia, 4University of Melbourne , Parkville ,...
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Ms Alison Jagger1,3, Dr Zeffie Poulakis1,2,3,4, Dr Melinda Barker1,2,3,4, Mrs Danielle Edgar1,3 1Victorian Infant Hearing Screening Program, Parkville,, Australia, 2Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Parkville,, Australia, 3The Royal Children’s Hospital, Parkville,, Australia, 4The University of Melbourne, Carlton,, Australia Background The majority...
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Mrs Gabrielle Kavanagh1, Ms Felicity Hood1, Dr Zeffie Poulakis1, Dr  Melinda Barker1, Ms Alison Jagger1 1Victorian Infant Hearing Screening Program, Parkville, Australia Background A number of infants are referred to audiology without completing the screen, despite being eligible. The Victorian...
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Ms Melanie Dowling1, Ms Kate  Wills1,2 1John Hunter Children’s Hospital, New Lambton, Newcastle , Australia, 2Australian Hearing , Newcastle, Australia The Audiology department at the John Hunter Children’s Hospital is one of three tertiary hospitals in NSW which provide Diagnostic...
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Ms Karin Gillies1 1Australian Hearing, Melbourne, Australia Early action is essential for optimising outcomes of children who are diagnosed with hearing loss through newborn hearing screening, so Australian Hearing offers initial appointments within 2 weeks of referral for newly-diagnosed infants...
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