Next Steps

Screening Result Recommendation When to Schedule
Had no hearing screen in hospital Schedule an appointment with the hospital or an audiologist to have your baby’s hearing screened Before 1 month of age
Failed the hearing screen in the hospital Schedule an appointment for a hearing rescreen or complete diagnostic evaluation by an audiologist No later than 1 month after discharge from the hospital
Had only one ear screened Schedule an appointment with an audiologist to get both ears tested As soon as possible
Failed hearing both the hearing screen and rescreen Schedule an appointment with an audiologist to get a complete diagnostic evaluation. As soon as possible
Failed the hearing screen with risk factors for a hearing loss Schedule an appointment with an audiologist to get a complete diagnostic evaluation. As soon as possible
Passed the hearing screen with risk factors for a hearing loss Schedule an appointment with an audiologist to get a complete diagnostic evaluation Before your child is 24 months
Had inconclusive results or an incomplete diagnosis Schedule an appointment for your child to have a complete diagnostic evaluation As soon as possible
Was diagnosed with hearing loss See the 4 Virginia resources below for help. You will also need to talk with your baby’s doctor about referrals for your baby to see an ophthalmologist (eye doctor) and for genetic counseling.

1. Early Intervention (Infant and Toddler Connection of Virginia) Every child diagnosed with hearing loss is eligible for early intervention supports and services, which focus on helping the parents and other caregivers know how to find ways to help the child learn during everyday activities. 1-800-234-1448

2. Care Connections for Children Using a team-based approach, pulls together case managers, medical personnel, educators and family members to determine how children with special health care needs can reach their maximum potential.

3. Family to Family Network of Virginia provides parent support from another parent who has had a child with hearing loss and unbiased information about resources for children who are deaf/hard of hearing. ischmalz@vcu.edu | 1-877- 567-1122

4. Virginia Hearing Aid Loan Bank Open to children under age 18 whose hearing loss is confirmed by an audiologist. The bank lends hearing aids and FM systems for up to six months. Families must be in the process of securing permanent hearing aids through insurance or other means. Call 434-924-8620 or 866-596-9367 for more information.