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MCH-024: Newborn Hearing Issues

Newborn Hearing Issues: The Wisconsin Medical Society:

  • Encourages all physicians caring for newborn infants to provide Universal Newborn Hearing Screenings (UNHS).
  • Encourages the development of a system by which UNHS is recorded in a similar manner as other required newborn screening tests.
  • Supports research into congenital hearing loss and the most cost-effective means for identifying and addressing congenital hearing loss as well as case management and follow-up. (HOD, 0410)*

*Currently under five-year policy review.