Early Hearing Screening

What to do if your child does not pass the hearing screening:

  • Schedule a re-screen or audiological evaluation with an audiologist no later than 1 month after discharge. 
  • Contact one of our recommended audiology facilities, use EHDI PALS, or ask your child's primary care physician for a recommendation.
  • See the Follow-Up Recommendations below based on the results of your child’s hearing test.

Next Steps to take after screening:

Screening Result

Recommendation

When to schedule 

Had no hearing screen

Missed Hearing Screening card

Schedule an appointment with the hospital or an audiologist to have your baby’s hearing screened Before 1 month of age
Had only one ear screened Schedule an appointment for a hearing rescreen or complete diagnostic evaluation by an audiologist No later than 1 month after discharge from the hospital
Failed the hearing screen in the hospital

Failed Hearing Screening card

Schedule an appointment with an audiologist to get both ears tested As soon as possible
Failed the hearing screen with risk factors for a hearing loss

Failed Hearing Screening with Risk card

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 

Passed Hearing Screening with Risk card

Schedule an appointment with an audiologist to get a complete diagnostic evaluation
Between 12 to 24 months
Failed both the hearing screen in the hospital and outpatient rescreen Schedule an appointment with an audiologist to get a complete diagnostic evaluation As soon as possible
Had inconclusive results or an incomplete diagnosis Schedule an appointment with an audiologist to get a complete diagnostic evaluation As soon as possible

 

Resources & Materials

Your Baby's Hearing Results:

Your Baby's Hearing Results- Passed (English)
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Your Baby's Hearing Results- Failed (English)
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Your Baby's Hearing Results- At-Risk (English)
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Your Baby's Hearing Results- Missed (English)
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Your Baby's Hearing Results- Failed, At-Risk (English)
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Your Baby's Hearing Results- Passed (Spanish)
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Your Baby's Hearing Results- Failed (Spanish)
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Your Baby's Hearing Results- At-Risk (Spanish)
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Your Baby's Hearing Results- Missed (Spanish)
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Your Baby's Hearing Results- Failed, At-Risk (Spanish)
Download

 

Are You Sure Your Baby's
Hearing Everything?
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What is my baby hearing?

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Contact Us

Questions, comments, concerns?  Contact us as at va_ehdi@vdh.virginia.gov