Physicians at University of North Carolina successfully placed a brain stem implant in a child born without a cochlear nerve so the child's cochlear implant could connect with the hearing center of the child's brain.
(April 13, 2013) The Pennsylvania Department of Health's Newborn Hearing Screening Program and the Infant Hearing Screening Advisory Committee have updated the Newborn Hearing Screening Program Guidelines. Click HERE to view the updated guidelines.
Hearing screening test for all
babies no later than 1 month of age
Diagnostic evaluation by an audiologist no later than 3 months of age if baby did not pass hearing screening test
Early intervention no later than 6 months of age if baby is diagnosed with a hearing loss