10% of babies who have neonatal bacterial meningitis will develop sensorineural hearing loss. They should be referred for early formal audiology assessment.
Reference: Newborn Hearing Screen Programme Clinical Group, (June 2012). Newborn Hearing Screening and Assessment: Guidelines for surveillance and audiological referral of infants and children following the newborn hearing screen. Version 5.1. NHS.
Previously published: 15/04/14, 19/03/15