Status: Little or no detectable change
Most Recent Data:
51.0 percent (2020)
53.0 percent of infants with confirmed hearing loss were enrolled for intervention services no later than 6 months of age in 2017
Increase the proportion of infants with confirmed hearing loss who are enrolled for intervention services no later than 6 months of age
Children with hearing loss may have delays in the development of speech, social, and emotional skills. Infants with hearing loss who get intervention services by age 6 months have improved language development, which can positively affect a child’s behavior. Community, state, and federal systems that promote family-centered interventions are key to addressing hearing loss early.