Faculty Advisor

Adams, David S.

Abstract

The main objective of this study was to determine whether infants of diabetic mothers are at risk for hearing impairments. This was a retrospective analysis of the hearing screening results of newborn infants at UMMHC (Worcester) from January 1, 2004 -- January 1, 2006. Although several interesting trends were observed that matched published risk factors for hearing loss, our results indicated that there was no statistical significance regarding the frequency of risk factors for hearing loss between the diabetic and control groups studied, nor was there any statistical significance regarding the newborn hearing screening referral rates between the two groups

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

October 2006

Major

Biology and Biotechnology

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Biology and Biotechnology

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