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 [27], 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.



This concludes this section of the training, you may continue on to the next section, Administrative Considerations, or return back to the Table of Contents.

If you are not planning on completing the entire web training, please fill out the evaluation form, C&TC Children's Hearing Screening Web-Based Training Evaluation.



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