Hearing research seminar: The evolution and experience of the UK new born hearing screening programme Event as iCalendar

15 May 2013

5:30 - 6:30pm

Venue: Room 732-201, Building 732, Tāmaki Innovation Campus

This seminar is presented by the Section of Audiology and the Oticon Foundation Hearing Education Centre.


: Gwen Carr Deputy Director of the NHS Newborn Hearing Screening (NHSP) and the NHS Newborn Infant and Physical Examination (NIPE) Programmes in England. Gwen is also Deputy Director of the MRC Hearing and Communication Group, which hosts the two NHS Programmes, based at the Royal Free Hospital NHS Trust in London and is an Honorary Senior Research Associate at the University College London Ear Institute.

Gwen Carr is in New Zealand for the Australasian Newborn Hearing Screening Conference. In this public talk she will provide an overview of the England newborn hearing screening programme from implementation to maturity over the past ten years (they screened their 5millionth baby last year). She will talk about the programme from the hearing screen through the care pathway to early intervention, and will discuss both the successes and the enduring challenges. The talk will suit a mixed audience, including parents, and perhaps encourage discussion of comparisons with the NZ Newborn Hearing Screening Programme and debate about key issues for future focus.

To RSVP, please contact Kirsty McEnteer: (


) or Phone 923-5536