The Effectiveness and Safety of Preschool Hearing Screening Programs

Alberta STE Report written under contract with the Alberta Health Technologies Decision Process (AHTDP).

This report performs an evaluation of the scientific evidence on the safety, performance, and effectiveness of universal and targeted preschool hearing screening (PHS) to inform the Infant and Preschool Screening Framework being developed by the Community and Public Health (CPH) Division of Alberta Health and Wellness (AHW), as well as comparing the cost-effectiveness of various strategies used in preschool hearing screening, through a review of the published economic literature.

Section Authors:

  • Section One – Effectiveness and Safety of Preschool Hearing Screening: Ken Bond, Dagmara Chojecki
  • Section Two – Economics Analysis: Charles Yan, Anderson Chuck
  • Information Specialist: Dagmara Chojecki
  • Manuscript Review & Critical Comment: Christa Harstall

Publication Type: Health Technology Assessments /
Systematic Reviews

Year of Publication: 2012

Topics: Health Economics / Healthcare Costs, Maternal and Child Health, Screening

Authors: IHE Institute of Health Economics

ISBN (online): 978-1-926929-00-2

INAHTA URL: http://www.inahta.org/upload/Briefs_12/12027_The_effectiveness_and_safety_of_preschool_hearing_screening_programs.pdf