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Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) Program

A number of resources are available to provide parents and guardians with more information about newborn hearing screening and diagnostic tests.

EHDI Program – Parent & Guardian Handouts

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Frequently Asked Questions - MyHealth.Alberta.ca

Visit Newborn Hearing Screening to find out answers to the following questions:

  • Why should my baby's hearing be checked (screened)?
  • When should I have my baby screened for hearing loss?
  • How is hearing screening done?
  • Does hearing screening hurt?
  • Do I have to have my baby’s hearing screened?
  • When will I get the results of the hearing screening?
  • What does a pass result mean?
  • What does a refer result mean?
  • Why don’t some babies pass hearing screening?
  • My baby did not pass the hearing screening – what happens next?
  • Why is it important to take my baby for a diagnostic ABR?
  • What happens at the diagnostic ABR appointment?
  • When should my baby have a diagnostic ABR?
  • Why can’t a diagnostic ABR be done right after hearing screening?
  • What can I do to help prepare my baby for a diagnostic ABR?
  • What will happen after the diagnostic ABR?