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Indiana State Department of Health

Indiana State Department of Health

Hearing Testing for Children How Hearing Loss is Diagnosed in Newborns / Children

1. Every infant born in Indiana should have a Universal Newborn Hearing Screen completed at the birth hospital before going home (or before one month of age). If a baby does not pass the hearing screen, he or she should be referred for Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) follow-up testing and services. Babies who have at least one risk factor for hearing loss should also be referred for EHDI follow-up testing and services.

2. Babies who are referred for EHDI follow-up testing and services should have a complete hearing evaluation done at an audiology facility by an audiologist trained in pediatrics (trained to perform diagnostic testing on newborns and children). For a list of Level 1 audiology facilities in Indiana, please click here.

3. Families of children who are diagnosed with hearing loss should access family support resources.

For more information about each family support resource, please click on a name below.

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