Status: Baseline only
Increase the proportion of newborns who are screened for hearing loss by no later than 1 month of age
Baseline: 95.0 percent of newborns aged 1 month and under were screened for hearing loss in 2017
Target: 97.0 percent
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.