Screening for Hearing Loss
- Newborns should be screened before leaving the hospital or within their first month.
- If a newborn does not pass the test, follow-up hearing and medical evaluations should be given by three months of age.
- Babies who have hearing loss should get services before six months of age to help them develop speech, language, and social skills.
Birth to 9 Months
9 Months to 2.5 Years
2.5 Years to 4 Years
4 Years to 18 Years
Bush JS. AAP issues screening recommendations to identify hearing loss in children. Am Fam Physician. 2003;67:2409-2413.
Hearing screening. American Speech-Language-Hearing Association website. Available at: http://www.asha.org/public/hearing/testing/default.htm?print=1 . Accessed September 18, 2013.
Isaacson JE, Vora NM. Differential diagnosis and treatment of hearing loss. Am Fam Physician. 2003;68:1125-1132.
- Reviewer: Michael Woods, MD
- Review Date: 09/2014 -
- Update Date: 09/17/2014 -
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