Status: Baseline only

  
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Baseline

Increase the proportion of infants who did not pass the hearing screening test that receive diagnostic audiologic evaluation for hearing loss no later than 3 months of age

Baseline: 75.0 percent of infants who did not pass the hearing screening test received diagnostic audiologic evaluation for hearing loss no later than 3 months of age in 2017

Target: 79.2 percent

Target Setting Method
Percentage point improvement

Summary

Children with hearing loss may have delays in the development of speech, social, and emotional skills. Guidelines recommend that infants who show signs of hearing loss at a newborn screening be evaluated by age 3 months so they can get help if needed. Community, state, and federal systems that require newborn hearing screening and follow-up evaluations are key to addressing hearing loss early.