Universal Newborn Hearing Screening and Intervention (UNHSI) is a system in which Public Health is working together with hospitals and primary health care providers to assure that:
Every newborn is screened for hearing loss prior to hospital discharge; infants not passing the initial and repeat screening receive appropriate diagnostic evaluation before three months of age and, when appropriate, are referred to intervention by six months of age;
Infants are linked with medical homes and families receive culturally competent support through the screening, diagnostic and intervention processes.
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