India Speech and Hearing Centre and HNR Speech and Hearing Clinic have launched “Universal Hearing Screening Program for Newborns“. Idea is to go along the World Health Organization recommendations to filter out babies born with hearing defects so as to adequately provide them assistance to acquire hearing, speech and language abilities.
As per different surveys, as many as 1 in 1000 on an average are born with hearing defects and screening only high risk babies identifies only upto 50% such cases. Universal New Born Hearing Screening Program or neonatal hearing screening program applies to all babies.
We appeal to all Paediatric Doctors, Gynaecologists, Neonatologists as well Parents of New Born Babies to implement this 5 Minute screening test so that early engagement of rehabilitative services for the baby with hearing impairment can be initiated
If you have any queries regarding new born hearing screening for your baby, you can contact our audiologist by filling the form below: