Hearing and Testing Devices

It’s important for you to know the hearing status of your baby. If your baby has hearing loss, there are medical and technological ways to get auditory information through the doorway to your baby’s brain, which is the first step of their listening and spoken language journey.

Understanding Newborn Hearing Screening

An important first step.

More than 97% of all babies in the United States receive a newborn hearing screening. This simple, gentle test can have a major impact on your baby’s future. Infant hearing loss can cause your baby to fall behind on milestones if left undiagnosed and untreated.

Learn why the newborn hearing screening is so important, how it’s done, and what the results mean.

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Evaluation and Diagnosis of Hearing Loss

Know the results and next steps.

If your baby doesn’t pass their newborn hearing screening, following up with a pediatric audiologist for comprehensive hearing testing will give you important details about your baby’s hearing loss.

Learn more about comprehensive hearing testing, the different degrees of hearing loss (such as whether they are deaf or hard of hearing), and getting a diagnosis.

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Hearing Technology

Opening the doorway to the brain.

For most babies diagnosed with hearing loss, a hearing device can offer the brain access to all the sounds of speech.

Learn about today’s hearing technology, such as hearing aids, cochlear implants, assistive listening devices, and more.

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Download Transcript Professional Perspective | Dr. Carol Flexer explains how ears are the doorway to the brain.

Maximizing Technology

Making the most of your baby’s hearing device.

While today's hearing technology is advanced, it's just one piece of the LSL approach, and there are things you can do to make sure your baby's brain develops speech, spoken language, and literacy skills.

Learn about wear and care tips, daily listening checks, and why it’s important to schedule regular appointments with your audiologist.

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