(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.
A new research study has found that the tiny hair cells in the inner ear, known to play a critical part in hearing, move in additional and more complex ways than previously understood. These findings have implications for ways to improve some types of hearing loss.
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