Status: Little or no detectable change
Most Recent Data:
95.0 percent (2020)
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
Data Source: Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Hearing Screening and Follow-up Survey (EHDI/HSFS), CDC/NCBDDD
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.
Topics: Sensory or Communication Disorders, Health Care, Health Care Access and Quality, Infants, Preventive Care