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Newborn Hearing Screening Programme

Newborn Hearing Screening Programme


Our Service

Welcome to our team at Northampton General Hospital. The Newborn hearing screening programme (NHSP) is provided to offer all new parents the option to have their baby's hearing screened within the first few weeks of life. This enables the early involvement from the audiology team and gives babies a better outlook for speech and language development. Around 4,700 babies are born at NGH every year.

Now in our 12th year we have screened over 49500 babies!


A baby having an AOAE (automated Otoacoustic emissions) which is the initial screen we perform.


A baby having an ABR (Auditory Brainstem Response) the second (if required) screen we perform.

Meet the Team

We have four screeners Kerri Burnage, Stephanie Scott, Sue Tomalin and Lois Francis. We also have our senior screener Josie Prydderch. The Local Manager is Sally Bussey.

The Paediatric Audiology lead is Sarah Trkulja and the Team Leader is Dr Tracey Davis consultant paediatrician quality assures the program.

New born hearing screening started at Northamton General Hospital in May 2005. The dedicated team all work together to provide valuable service for local families throughout the whole year.

For more information about the NHSP national service please follow the below links.

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