Newborn hearing screening program is widening
Newborn hearing screening program is widening. 10 new equipment will be distributed in different medical institutions selected by appropriate criteria. The memorandum was signed today. The charity fund "AI-IA” donated 5 devices of screening and 5 device donated Humanitarian Organization " National Center for Hearing Assessment and Management" to the National Center for Disease Control and Public Health. Through medical inventory, screening coverage will increase by 65% across the country. Within the framework of the program, Japaridze-Kevinashvili Clinic will conduct trainings for specialists and facilitate further rehabilitation process for deaf people. Until now, the screening aevices had only 4 clinics throughout the country. By the end of 2018, hearing screening will reach 100% mark. With this amendment, Georgia will join the 15 developed countries of the world where universal screening of newborns is being implemented.