Status: Improving


Most Recent Data:
96.0 percent (2019)

97.0 percent

Desired Direction:
Increase desired

95.0 percent of newborns aged 1 month and under were screened for hearing loss in 2017

Increase the proportion of newborns who are screened for hearing loss by no later than 1 month of age

Target-Setting Method
Percentage point improvement


Children with hearing loss may have delays in the development of speech, social, and emotional skills. When hearing loss is found early, families can get services that promote their child’s healthy development and behaviors. Community, state, and federal systems that require newborn hearing screening can help find hearing loss early.