Full text full text is available as a scanned copy of the original print version get a printable copy pdf file of the complete article 252k or click on a page image below to browse page by page. All babies should be screened for hearing loss no later than 1 month of age it is best if they are screened before leaving the hospital after birth if a baby does not pass a hearing screening its very important to get a full hearing test as soon as possible but no later than 3 months of age. Universal newborn hearing screening identifies the majority of the 1 in 1000 children born with a hearing impairment hearing loss is not confined to those with risk factors approximately 40 of all children ultimately identified with sensorineural hearing loss do not have an established risk factor therefore universal screening is recommended hearing screening allows hearing loss to be identified at a younger age. Visual reinforcement audiometry visual reinforcement audiometry vra is usually used to test hearing in children from approximately 6 months of age up to 25 years old during the test your child will sit on your lap or a chair while sounds are presented. The scope of this page is hearing screening for toddlers preschoolers and school age children for information on screening children ages 0 6 months of age see newborn hearing screening see the screening sections of the hearing loss early childhood and the hearing loss school age evidence maps for summaries of the available research on this topic
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