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					                                        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
  Checkups with
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
              Birth                              NICU
                                                                              □ Visit www.babyhearing.org                                 that has experience serving children
 □ Newborn                                                                                                                                with hearing loss

    Hearing
                   Refer                                       Refer
                                                                                           □ Contact family support                    □ Get more information about
Pass Screen Not                                                        Normal Hearing          groups                                     communication options and
                                               □ Outpatient            Hearing  Loss                                                      programs
                 screened                                                                  □ Referral to early
                                                 Hearing Screen
                                                 (or Rescreen)
                                                                                               intervention program                    □ Regular visits to Pediatric Audiologist
                                                                                               (Early Start)
                                                                                           □ Evaluation by ENT                         Evaluations:
                                                              Pass                             (Ear, Nose and Throat
                           Home
                           Birth
                                                                                               do cto r )                              □ Ophthalmologist (eye specialist)
                                                                                           □ Start to learn about                      □ Genetic Specialist, if appropriate
                                                                                               communication options
                                                                                               and programs
                                                                                                                                       □ 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

				
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