Questions raised over newborn hearing test

Newborn hearing tests can create a "false sense of security", researchers warn, after finding the tests often fail to identify deaf children early.

A US study of 920 children with hearing loss found that 78 - one in four - had passed newborn hearing screening, with the condition typically not diagnosed until four-and-a-half years of age.

In these cases, childhood hearing loss was typically picked up by parents or at school. Thirty-seven children (47%) who had

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