If a baby does not pass hearing screening at birth, the Newborn Hearing Program sends the results and follow-up recommendations to the infant’s doctor and parents.
Program staff assists with ensuring that infants with hearing loss receive early intervention services in a timely manner. This includes:
- Information about where hearing can be checked
- Recommendations for infants who pass the newborn hearing screen but have a risk factor to develop late onset hearing loss
- Hearing equipment and oversight for many health departments to screen for the hearing of infants and toddlers