In the United States, hearing loss is among the most common conditions present at birth, but it can easily be missed. When hearing loss is missed, it can lead to developmental delays. All newborn babies should be screened for hearing loss before being discharged from the hospital or by one month of age.
- Where to take your baby for a hearing screen or diagnostic hearing evaluation
- Hearing milestones in your baby's first year
- Is your baby at risk for hearing loss?
- About newborn hearing screening
- About diagnostic hearing evaluations
- About early intervention for babies with hearing loss
- Support for parents through the "Guide By Your Side" program ™
- Links to related programs and organizations
As a parent or caregiver, you can make sure your baby has every chance of catching hearing loss early by:
- Knowing your baby's newborn hearing screening results
(If you do not know the results or have questions about the results, contact your birthing facility or talk to your baby's doctor)
- Taking your baby to have any follow-up testing that is recommended by his or her doctor
- Starting early intervention services as soon as possible if your baby has hearing loss
Email EHDDI at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-888-WAEHDDI (1-888-923-4334)