Newborn Screening Resources
Hearing Screening Fact Sheet (Spanish)

Produced by National Center on Early Childhood Health and Wellness (NCECHW)

TYPE: Fact Sheet
PUBLISHED: Wednesday, February 28, 2018
CONDITIONS: Hearing loss

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Early care and education programs can develop evidence-based hearing screening practices. The American Academy of Audiology (AAA) recommends otoacoustic emissions (OAE) screening for newborns, infants, and children birth to 3 years of age. The AAA recommends pure tone (PT) screening for children 3 to 5 years of age. OAE screening is also recommended for preschool-aged children unable or unwilling to engage in the PT screening process. Use this Spanish-language fact sheet to prepare parents to know what to expect from a screening and how to prepare their child. Talk to parents about who will have access to their child’s screening results.

NCECHW advances best practices for linking health and early childhood education systems, health care professionals, and families. Their goal is to maximize resources for developing comprehensive and coordinate health and wellness services within early childhood education (ECE) settings.

The Center has been awarded to American Academy of Pediatrics in collaboration with Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development, National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center, Education Development Center, Inc., and Health Care Institute at the University of California Los Angeles. The Center is jointly administered by the Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Office of Head Start (OHS) in partnership with the Office of Child Care (OCC), and the Health Resource Services Administration (HRSA), Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Division of Home Visiting and Early Childhood Systems.

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