Neonatal Hearing Screenings

Early hearing detection and intervention programs have become the standard of care to ensure optimal outcomes for infants with hearing loss. The prevalence of hearing loss in infants in the private sector is around 3 per 1000 births.

These screening tests are available at most hospitals and are conducted as soon as 24hours after birth. Some infants are however missed in this system and it is important to have these tests done as soon as possible after birth.

During this test a small soft probe is put into the ear canal of the infant and soft sounds are presented, the hearing organs responses are measured and recorded. This test is best done in a quiet environment and it is ideal if babies sleep during the test procedure.

We proudly conduct screening tests on all babies at Life Roseaecres Hospital. Hearing is the first sense that is developed inside the mother’s womb, and we are there to do the first hearing evaluation.

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