After the birth of your baby, if your baby is admitted to a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), a health care provider will offer to have your baby's hearing screened. A referral or appointment is not needed.
With your consent, your baby's hearing screening will happen before your baby leaves the hospital. The results of your baby's hearing screening and any follow up needed will be shared with you.
Hearing screening is the best way to find out if your baby has hearing loss.
Hearing screening is quick, safe, and will not hurt your baby. Your baby's hearing is important for many areas of child and brain development. Hearing loss can delay your child's speech, learning and social skills.
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