Hearing Screening Online Training Program
It is very important that families follow up on hospital referrals from newborn hearing screening; as a child referred for further testing after screening can have as great as a 1 in 12 chance of having a hearing loss , if the screening was administered appropriately. A timely and appropriate referral is a critical role of the primary care provider.
The Newborn Hearing Screening Slogan is 1-3-6:
- Screen babies for hearing loss by 1 month of age
- Identify hearing loss by 3 months of age
- Offer early intervention services to deaf and hard-of-hearing babies and families by 6 months of age
Additional information about newborn hearing screening may be found at the MDH Universal Newborn Hearing Screening (UNHS) /Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) Program website.
When screening children aged 0 to 24 months, provide the My Child’s Hearing Checklist form to the parent to complete. Any concerns from this checklist should be documented under the Hearing Concerns section of the C & TC documentation form or on the patient’s medical chart. My Child's Hearing Checklist is available from the MDH Universal Newborn Hearing Screening (UNHS) /Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) Program website in English, Spanish, Hmong, and Somali.
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