Objectives: To report the direct and indirect impact of coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic on the Universal Newborn Hearing Screening program of our institution (Azienda Ospedaliero Universitaria di Sassari). Design: Monocentric retrospective study whose target population included all the newborns born in or referred to our hospital in 2019 and 2020. Results: There is no statistically significant difference in time to retest or loss to follow-up rate between the 2 years considered (2019 to 2020). Referral rate is not higher for newborns born to severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 polymerase chain reaction positive mothers. Conclusions: In relation to the analyzed variables, coronavirus disease 2019 seems to have a limited impact on our screening program. Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 did not behave as an audiological risk factor in our series.

The Impact of COVID-19 on Universal Newborn Hearing Screening / Gallus, Roberto; Melis, Andrea; De Luca, Laura Maria; Rizzo, Davide; Palmas, Sara; Degni, Emilia; Piras, Antonio; Bussu, Francesco. - In: EAR AND HEARING. - ISSN 0196-0202. - 43:6(2022), pp. 1917-1919. [10.1097/AUD.0000000000001255]

The Impact of COVID-19 on Universal Newborn Hearing Screening

Gallus, Roberto;Melis, Andrea;De Luca, Laura Maria
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Rizzo, Davide;Palmas, Sara;Piras, Antonio;Bussu, Francesco
2022-01-01

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Objectives: To report the direct and indirect impact of coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic on the Universal Newborn Hearing Screening program of our institution (Azienda Ospedaliero Universitaria di Sassari). Design: Monocentric retrospective study whose target population included all the newborns born in or referred to our hospital in 2019 and 2020. Results: There is no statistically significant difference in time to retest or loss to follow-up rate between the 2 years considered (2019 to 2020). Referral rate is not higher for newborns born to severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 polymerase chain reaction positive mothers. Conclusions: In relation to the analyzed variables, coronavirus disease 2019 seems to have a limited impact on our screening program. Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 did not behave as an audiological risk factor in our series.
The Impact of COVID-19 on Universal Newborn Hearing Screening / Gallus, Roberto; Melis, Andrea; De Luca, Laura Maria; Rizzo, Davide; Palmas, Sara; Degni, Emilia; Piras, Antonio; Bussu, Francesco. - In: EAR AND HEARING. - ISSN 0196-0202. - 43:6(2022), pp. 1917-1919. [10.1097/AUD.0000000000001255]
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