Universal Newborn Hearing Screening, Diagnosis, and Intervention
Learning about Hearing Loss -- A Roadmap for Families
Birth Before 1 Month Before 3 Months Before 6 Months
Health Care Provider 2-4 days 1 mo. 2 mos. 4 mos. 6 mos.
□ Evaluation by Pediatric
Audiologist (Hearing Specialist)
Hospital (may take more than 1 visit) □ Enroll in early intervention program
□ Visit www.babyhearing.org that has experience serving children
□ Newborn with hearing loss
□ Contact family support □ Get more information about
Pass Screen Not Normal Hearing groups communication options and
□ Outpatient Hearing Loss programs
screened □ Referral to early
intervention program □ Regular visits to Pediatric Audiologist
□ Evaluation by ENT Evaluations:
Pass (Ear, Nose and Throat
do cto r ) □ Ophthalmologist (eye specialist)
□ Start to learn about □ Genetic Specialist, if appropriate
□ Other Medical Specialists, if needed
□ Treatment planning and (heart, development, kidneys, etc.)
related counseling by a
Pediatric Audiologist Stay tuned to your baby’s
(such as hearing aids, speech and hearing!
assistive listening devices, Talk to your doctor if you
cochlear implants, etc.) have concerns.
“Baby steps” to listening and speaking:
“Baby steps” to listening and speaking: moves eyes in direction of sounds
startles to loud sounds notices music and toys that make sound
quiets or smiles when spoken to babbling becomes more like speech with
coos and gurgles sounds such as p, b, and m.
cries differently for different needs makes different sounds when happy or upset