Stephen J.LurieMD, PhD, Senior EditorIndividualAuthor
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In Reply: We agree with Dr Pickard that those
states that have implemented infant screening programs need to collect and
report appropriate data. In our systematic review we suggested that states
with UNHS programs carefully report outcomes in all possible patients, as
well as the rates of loss to follow-up. Such studies would follow the speech,
language, and scholastic achievement of children with hearing impairment identified
by UNHS, and might provide additional information about the benefits of such
a screening program.
Thompson DC, Helfand M, Davis RL, McPhillips H, Lieu TA, Homer CJ. Does Early Identification of Deaf Newborns Lead to Later Improvements in Language Skills?—Reply. JAMA. 2002;287(5):587-588. doi:10.1001/jama.287.5.583