Newborn Diagnostics: Effects of Hearing Screening Failures, Appointment Attendance & Distance on Age of Hearing Loss Diagnosis

Trippel, Stephanie (2016) Newborn Diagnostics: Effects of Hearing Screening Failures, Appointment Attendance & Distance on Age of Hearing Loss Diagnosis. Undergraduate thesis, under the direction of Tossi Ikuta from Communication Sciences and Disorders, University of Mississippi.

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Abstract

This thesis investigates diagnostic outcomes of infants referred to the University of Mississippi Speech and Hearing Center between January 2010 and September 2014. Data were collected on the reason for referral, eventual diagnosis, appointment attendance, and distance traveled of the patients referred. A total of 177 patients were collected. It was determined that UMSHC reaches EDHI goals for most patients who receive a diagnosis. An overwhelming majority of patients referred were due to newborn hearing screening failure, and most patients received a diagnosis of within normal limits. Those patients who never received a diagnosis had poor attendance which seemed to be influenced by distance from the clinic. The results suggest a need for an additional screening or diagnostic center closer to those patients who seem to miss appointments more frequently.  

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Creators: Trippel, Stephanie
Student's Degree Program(s): B.S. Communication Sciences and Disorders
Thesis Advisor: Tossi Ikuta
Thesis Advisor's Department: Communication Sciences and Disorders
Institution: University of Mississippi
Subjects: Q Science > QM Human anatomy
Depositing User: Stephanie Stephanie Trippel
Date Deposited: 19 May 2016 16:30
Last Modified: 19 May 2016 16:30
URI: http://thesis.honors.olemiss.edu/id/eprint/623

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