ERIC Number: ED215490
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
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A Survey on the Use of High Risk Register and Birth Certificate for Infant Hearing Screening.
Carlberg, Karen A.; And Others
To determine progress in identifying hearing loss in large populations of newborns, a questionnaire was sent to state agencies in 50 states plus the District of Columbia and the Virgin Islands. The questionnaire addressed three major topics: use of a high risk register, use of birth certificate screening, and future consideration of birth certificate screening. Among major results were that 13 states reported current use of a high risk register; in most states the register was the responsibility of the state health department; only one state (Utah) currently uses the birth certificate to identify high risk babies on a statewide basis; and the question of confidentiality brought a diverse response from the states. (CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Authoring Institution: Oklahoma State Dept. of Education, Oklahoma City.