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Infant Hearing Parent Information

The CDC reports, 90% of infants born with hearing loss have two hearing parents. Babies who are deaf or hard of hearing can make the same sounds as babies without hearing loss. Babies are never too young to get a hearing test, early testing will allow the chance for families to get early intervention services that will help babies grow and develop to their highest level.

Remember the Rule of 1, 3, 6

Age               Steps For Testing Infant Hearing

1 Month         All infants should have their hearing screened

3 Months       Infants who fail to pass newborn hearing screenings should have an audiologic 
                      diagnosis completed

6 months       Infants with confirmed hearing loss should be entered into an early intervention program


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