About this item

Issue date:
1 August 2021
Corporate Author:
National Screening Unit
Document date:
1 August 2021
Children and young people

This document updates the audiology guidelines concerning babies with meningitis and meningoencephalitis (3.3.3 Audiological management of babies with meningitis) found on pages 6, 13 & 14 of the 2016 UNHSEIP Diagnostic and amplification protocols.

The full updated document will be published once a complete review of the protocols has concluded.

This change is due to the urgent assessment required to identify severe/profound hearing loss, which may require cochlear implant(s) before any cochlear ossification takes place and mandates a direct referral to audiology by paediatric and/or NICU/SCBU staff instead of via UNHSEIP screeners.