Universal Newborn Hearing Screening and Intervention
- 2012 UNHSI Hospital Report Form
- The "Hospital Report Form for Universal Newborn Hearing Screening" was developed to meet the legislative reporting requirements. Additional data elements are included to more accurately assess hospitals' screening rates by including all factors such as deaths, transfers, and refusals.
- Recommended Guidelines for the Georgia Universal Newborn Hearing Screening and Intervention (UNHSI) Initiative (March 2001)
- These Recommended Guidelines for UNHSI have been developed by the Division of Public Health with assistance from the State Advisory Committee on Newborn Hearing Screening in order to facilitate community UNHSI implementation. Hospitals are encouraged to work with their physicians and District Health Director, as well as other community partners, including pediatricians, otolaryngologists, and audiologists to develop the infrastructure for a comprehensive UNHSI system. This system should include the following components: universal newborn hearing screening, follow-up screening for babies who don't pass the in-hospital screen, diagnosis of hearing loss, intervention, and data management/surveillance.
Future revisions of this document will be available on-line. Please send suggestions, corrections, or additions for future revisions to:
Georgia Department of Public Health
Office of Maternal and Child Health
Newborn Screening Unit
Two Peachtree Street, NW, 11th Floor
Atlanta, GA 30303