Hearing Screening Resources

Parent Education

Purpose of Newborn Hearing Screening

Frequently asked questions about newborn hearing screening answered by the American Academy of Pediatrics.

National Center for Hearing Assessment and Management (NCHAM)

Video: "It's Natural to want to know about your baby's hearing"

Commercial and Non-Profit Organizations Offering Expanded Newborn Screening Tests

The companies below charge a fee for additional screening that may not be offered in your state.  NNSGRC provides the following websites for information only, and does not imply endorsement of any particular company.

Related Links

Genetic Alliance on YouTube

Link to the Genetic Alliance YouTube Channel

Saving Babies Through Screening Foundation

Non-profit organization which advocates comprehensive newborn screening. Watch a video sharing experiences of parents and expert opinions regarding the newborn screening process.

March of Dimes

Newborn screening tests in-depth.

For Professionals

ACT Sheets(ACMG)

Developed by medical experts, these information sheets describes the short term actions a health professional should follow after receiving a screening report indicating the possible presence of a screened condition. Flow sheets showing next steps in the diagnostic process are also available on the same ACMG website. Viewers must first agree to terms of use before access will be granted.

Frequently Asked Questions About Newborn Bloodspot Screening

Why does my baby need Newborn Screening tests?

Most babies are healthy when they are born. Babies are screened because a few babies may look healthy but may have a rare health problem. When problems are found early, serious health problems like mental retardation and even death can often be prevented.