Families

Families

Information for families on newborn hearing screening and caring for babies and young children who are deaf or hard of hearing.

Information for families
Physicians

Physicians

Information on newborn hearing screening and follow-up of patients with potential or diagnosed hearing loss.

Information for physicians
Audiologists

Audiologists

Information on caring for patients with potential or diagnosed hearing loss, parent support, and reporting to the PA Dept. of Health.

Information for audiologists
Birth Facilities

Birth Facilities

Information on newborn hearing screening, parent education, and reporting to the PA Dept. of Health.

Information for birth facilities

Behavioral Issues and Hearing Loss: It's Far Reaching Impact

Language and communication competence appears to be deeply connected to behavior issues. Intervention at an early age can increase language and communication competence to positively impact behavior. 

Infant cooing, babbling linked to hearing ability, researcher finds

University of Missouri research shows that infant vocalizations are primarily motivated by infants' ability to hear their own babbling. Additionally, infants with profound hearing loss who received cochlear implants soon reached the vocalization levels of their peers, putting them on track for language development. 

The Earliest Interventions - When Parents Discover They Have a Deaf Child

Early intervention by 6 months of age makes a difference in language acquisition of young deaf children. This article describes what we know and don't know about the impact of early intervention and the implications for policy and practice.