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Newborn Screening Information for Providers:
Hearing Screening and Diagnostic Information for Audiologists
Reporting Diagnostic Results and Appointments
Audiologists must report all follow-up on newborn screening referrals, including all newly confirmed permanent hearing loss through age ten, to the Minnesota Department of Health. Timely report submission helps ensure timely follow-up so that infants with confirmed hearing loss receive intervention services as soon as possible.
Signed, written consent from parents for submitting results to MDH is not necessary under the mandatory hearing screening law.
Audiologists have two options for reporting hearing screening results. We prefer that audiologists complete the Audiology Report for the Newborn Screening Program with the infant’s screening results and hearing diagnosis, and fax or mail it to the Newborn Screening Program as soon as possible. This form is available to download from the Education Materials and Forms page.
Newborn Screening Program
601 Robert Street North
PO Box 64899
Saint Paul, MN 55164
Audiologists may also choose to fax a dictated report of the infant’s diagnostic result and appointment information to the Newborn Screening Program.
The Minnesota Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) website provides many resources for pediatric audiologists including best practice guidelines, tools for improvement, and free education materials.