Table 4.

Survey Results of Mothers Whose Infants Failed Stage One of UNHS

Survey QuestionsLasting
Anxiety
n = 7
No Lasting
Anxiety
n = 42
Maternal age >24 y7 (100%)31 (74%)
<1 child4 (57%)22 (52%)
>High school education6 (86%)23 (55%)
Infant <2 mo of age at time of survey2 (29%)7 (17%)
Results were explained to me by a physician2 (29%)15 (36%)
I could ask questions about UNHS and the results3 (43%)31 (74%)
I know which ear(s) failed3 (43%)23 (55%)
I fully understood the meaning of the results of the hearing screen2 (29%)20 (48%)
I worried about my infant's hearing after stage 1 screening6 (86%)35 (83%)
The repeat test took <2 wk to occur6 (86%)36 (76%)
I or another family member treated our infant differently because of the results of the UNHS1 (14%)3 (7%)
My child gets sick more often than other children0 (0%)1 (2%)
My child failed stage 2 screening but upon referral had normal hearing2 (29%)2 (5%)
I am glad that my infant's hearing was tested at birth6 (86%)40 (95%)
I think that UNHS is a good idea6 (86%)40 (95%)
  • * Response to questions stratified by presence of lasting anxiety attributable to the UNHS process (n = 49).

  • All P values >.05.