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Audiology and Speech Research 2016;12(0): S24-S26.
Published online: March 31, 2016.
doi: http://doi.org/10.21848/asr.2016.12.S1.S24
한국의 신생아청각선별검사 현황
한림대학교 의과대학 강남성심병원 이비인후과학교실
Newborn Hearing Screening Status in Korea
Su-Kyoung Park
Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Kangnam Sacred Heart Hospital, Hallym University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
Correspondence  Su-Kyoung Park ,Tel: +82-2-829-5217, Fax: +82-2-842-5217, Email: ashock@daum.net
Received: February 12, 2016;  Accepted: March 10, 2016.  Published online: March 31, 2016.
South Korea has about 450 thousand neonates every year. Korea has very low birth rate and the fertility rate is the lowest in the world. Korean Ministry of Health and Welfare (KMHW) has been supported newborn hearing screening system since 2007. The aim of this study is to explain Korean NHS system and investigate the results of national NHS through 2009 to 2013 (5 years). In 2007 and 2008, the 1st and 2nd area based national exhibition NHS projects were implemented. The 3rd national NHS project for low income babies has been conducted in all area from 2009 to now. From 2009, we adopted a coupon system to follow the screening babies. A free coupon is issued to pregnant women at the public health center. The babies born at the small women’s clinic can visit any general hospital within 30 days for screening test. The referred babies from any listed screening clinics also can visit any hospital where confirming test is available within 90 days after birth. The collected coupons from each institute were sent to the Ministry of Health and Welfare to get reimbursement. By analyzing coupons, a tracking of baby will be possible. The Average hearing loss rate of total babies in this study was about 4.3 per 1,000 babies (> 40 dB HL) and average referral rate was 1.4%. We have been tried for KMHW to support all newborn NHS and organized expert group for NHS, produced clinical guideline of NHS in 2010 and opened on-line education site for screener in 2013. Korean government supported only around
Key Words: Hearing loss, Neonatal screening, Transient evoked otoacoustic emissions, Auditory brainstem response.
중심단어: 난청· 신생아선별검사· 이음향방사· 청성뇌간반응.
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