Abstract

This investigation sought to determine the knowledge and use of Universal Newborn Hearing Screenings (UNHS) by certified nurse-midwives throughout the United States. A survey which included mostly Likert-type and open ended questions that focused on basic hearing knowledge related to newborns, personal use of UNHS equipment, and general opinions about the importance of newborn hearing screenings. Responses were analyzed based on predominate location of practice (i.e. homes compared to hospitals or birthing centers) and the results found that a limited number of certified nurse-midwives personally completed newborn hearing screenings regardless of work environment. Although many of the participants did not personally complete the screenings, the majority believed them to be important.

Advisor

Goldberg, Don

Second Advisor

Furey, Joan

Department

Communication

Disciplines

Communication Sciences and Disorders

Publication Date

2014

Degree Granted

Bachelor of Arts

Document Type

Senior Independent Study Thesis

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