Can your baby hear?
A simple and safe test is now available to check hearing in baby's first days of life. This test is important for families, because much can be done if hearing loss is caught early. In fact, babies who are identified and receive treatment by six months of age have the opportunity to develop speech and language skills close to their peers. Without screening, the average age at which hearing loss is identified is between two and three.
Harrison is proud to take part in offering the Universal Newborn Hearing Screening (UNHS) on behalf of your infant. Along with the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Academy of Audiologists, we believe hearing screenings are an important part of every newborn's health exam.
SoundGene™ is a newborn hearing screening panel developed by Pediatrix Medical Group that identifies the most common causes of hearing loss. Learn more about the screening procedure. For specific questions, email Pediatrix.
This cost for the newborn hearing screening is $185 and covered by most health insurances. Please check with your insurance company before your baby is born. You also can discuss the screening and any questions you might have at your Stork Express visit prior to your baby's delivery at Harrison.