Public Health Spotlight: Hearing Assessment in Infants, Children, and Adolescents: Recommendations Beyond Neonatal Screening

Children who are deaf or hard of hearing (D/HH) are at high risk for permanent deficits in language acquisition and downstream effects such as poor academic performance, personal–social maladjustments, and emotional difficulties. Identification of children born D/HH through newborn hearing screening and subsequent timely early intervention can prevent or reduce many of these adverse consequences.

Learn more about the recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics Clinical Report on Guidance for the Clinician in Rendering Pediatric Care.