See What HealthDay Can Do For You
Contact Us

Newborns Need a Hearing Test

Screening avoids developmental problems

(HealthDay) -- As many as two of every 1,000 children born in the United States have a hearing problem. That's why all newborns should have their hearing tested in their first month.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says the earlier a hearing problem is diagnosed, the sooner therapy can start, and the better off the child will be. Unfortunately, one-quarter of children who have serious congenital hearing problems aren't diagnosed until age 3. Hearing problems contribute to developmental problems involving speech, cognitive and psychosocial abilities, the CDC says.

The CDC says the test costs about $30 and takes about nine minutes.

Consumer News

HealthDay

HealthDay is the world’s largest syndicator of health news and content, and providers of custom health/medical content.

Consumer Health News

A health news feed, reviewing the latest and most topical health stories.

Professional News

A news feed for Health Care Professionals (HCPs), reviewing latest medical research and approvals.