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Birth Facilities Info

Read the EHDI Best Practices for Newborn Hearing Screening and Follow Up:

Here are two parent brochures that can be used by birth facilities if they do not have their own:

1) General information on newborn hearing screening,  "Can Your Baby Hear: Your Baby's First Hearing Test"  

2) Baby did not pass the newborn hearing screening "Your Baby Needs Another Hearing Test: Finding Hearing Loss Early Can Make a Big Difference in Your Baby's Life"    <Spanish version>

A 6-minute video for parents to explain newborn hearing screening so they understand why their child will have this screening and why it is important to follow-up if their child does not pass the screen. The video is produced by the National Center for Hearing Assessment and Management (NCHAM).

On the NCHAM website, scroll down to the video titled, "Giving Your Baby a Sound Beginning". It is in English both with and without captioning. Just below is a video in Spanish both with and without captioning.

Here are sample scripts for use by hospital screeners developed by the National Center for Hearing Assessment and Management (NCHAM). These scripts provide a balanced way of informing parents of their child's hearing screening results. They can be adapted for use at your hospital.

Script for parents of newborn who passed the hearing screening:

http://www.infanthearing.org/infant_screening_course/page964.html

Script for parents of newborn who did not pass the hearing screening:

http://www.infanthearing.org/infant_screening_course/page976.html

The National Center for Hearing Assessment and Management (NCHAM) has a newborn hearing screening training curriculum including a video overview. This curriculum is intended for training hospital and birth center personnel who perform newborn hearing screenings.

Information on selecting newborn hearing screening equipment.

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