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Table 2 Study description and protocol used

From: Evaluating reporting and process quality of publications on UNHS: a systematic review of programmes

ID Source – Country – Study design Starting year + duration in months Criteria used for assessment of Audiological Risk Healthcare Setting Tests Number of tests (before discharge; after d.; total) Extent of Hearing Loss for screening phase Operator performing the test Testing environmental conditions
1 Bevilacqua M, 2010 [33] – Brasil - Hospital-based series not exactly known, starting from 2004 to 2007 + 36 m JCIH 2007 1 Hospital OAEa 1; 1; 2 40 dB HL; unilateral Audiologist Non-sound-treated room (average noise < 45 dB)
2 Calevo M, 2007 [34] – Italy – multicentric Hospital-based series 2002, February + 35 m JCIH 1994 13 Hospitals Bothb 1; 3; 4 50 dB SPLb,c; unilateral N.R. Sound-proof and faradized room
3 Cebulla M, 2012 [35] – Germany - Hospital-based series 2006, March + 60 m N.R. 1 Well baby nursery - University maternity clinic ABRa 1; 1; 2 35 dB nHLd (aABR); unilateral Trained physician assistants, nurses Quiet room (stage 1); acoustically and electrically shielded room(stage 2)
4 De Capua, 2007 [36] – Italy – Multicentric hospital-based series 1998, April + 100 m JCIH, 2000 3 hospitals Bothe 1; 2; 3 30 dB nHLd; unilateral Technician Silent room
5 Guastini L, 2010 [37] – Italy - Hospital-based series 2006, January + 36 m Ad hoc 1 University Hospital Bothb 1; 3; 4 40 dB HL; unilateral ENT specialists experienced in neonatal screening techniques Sound-proof and faradised room
6 Habib H, 2005 [38] – Saudi Arabia - Hospital-based series 1996, September + 89 m JCIH 1994 1 Hospital OAEa 2; 0; 2 26 dB HL; unilateral Technician N.R.
7 Kennedy C, 2005 [39] - UK - Prospective cohortf 1993, October + 36 m Ad hoc 4 Hospitals Botha 2; 0; 2 40 dB HL; bilateral Trained nurse N.R.
8 Korres S, 2008 [40] – Greece - Hospital-based series N.R. + N.R. N.R. 1 Hospital OAE 3; 1; 4 40 dB HL; unilateral Audiologist Quite room
9 Lin H, 2007 [41] – Taiwan - Retrospective cohort a) 1998, November + 60 m; N.R. 1 Hospital a) OAEa
b) Botha
c) ABRa
a) 2–3; 0; 2–3
b) 2; 0; 2
c) 2; 0; 2
N.R.; unilateral N.R. N.R.
b) 2004, February + 12 m;
c) 2005, March + 14 m
10 Rohlfs AK, 2010 [42] – Germany – multicentric hospital based series 2002 August + 48 m Ad hoc 14 birth clinics and children hospitals Both 2; 1; 3 35 dB (aABR); unilateral Trained nurses and physicians N.R.
11 Tatli MM, 2007 [43] – Turkey - Prospective cohort 2002 + 18 m Ad Hoc 1 University Hospital OAEa 1; 1; 2 N.R.; unilateral N.R. Quite room
12 Tsuchiya H, 2006 [44] – Japan - Prospective cohort 1999, July + 64 m N.R. 1 Hospital ABRa 1; 1; 2 35 dB HL (aABR); unilateral Technician N.R.
  1. aNo differences for neonates with audiological risk were specified
  2. bWith both automatic and diagnostic ABR
  3. cEquivalent to about 40db HL in voice frequency
  4. ddB nHL = Decibel Normal Hearing
  5. eDiagnostic instead of automatic ABR
  6. fData not reported in Kennedy have been gathered from Wessex [45]