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Newborn Hearing Screening

2020-02-06 12:39:56

 

Did you know that each child born in a Polish hospital has its hearing tested? Our National Newborn Hearing Screening Programme aims to detect hearing defects in children at the earliest possible stage to ensure that treatment can begin as soon as possible, and children do not miss out on experiencing the world. Hering defects influence a child's overall development - speech, intelligence, and emotional development are all affected. It is worth noting that before it reaches five years of age, the child amasses almost 50% of its awareness of the world. Hearing defects greatly hinder that process. It is worth noting that congenital hearing defects are among the most common congenital defects. 

 

Equipment donated by our charity 

 

We launched this joint initiative with the Polish Society of Otolaryngologists - Surgeons of Ear, Nose, and Throat, Polish Neonatal Society, and with the support of Ministry of Health and National Health Fund, in 2003. Over 1000 babies are screened every day! 

 

 

 

This medical initiative is made possible thanks to the commitment of the medical personnel: we know that the work of neonatal nurses, otolaryngologists, audiologists, phoniatric doctors, psychologists, speech and language therapists, and the hospital office staff is invaluable. We do our best to provide this group of five to six thousand medical personnel with the best equipment possible. We want to make sure that children born in Poland can begin their lives with all the advantages and discover the world fully and to fulfil their potential. 

 

 Badanie przesiewowe słuchu, fot. Łukasz Widziszowski

 

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