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Newborn Hearing Screening
The goal of the California’s Newborn Hearing Screening Program is to identify babies with hearing loss and link them with services by six months of age.
Your baby may be delivered in a Lake County Hospital that has been approved to participate in the California Newborn Hearing Screening Program. During that hospital stay you will be offered the opportunity to have your baby’s hearing screened before going home.
As hearing loss can be invisible, your decision to have your baby’s hearing screened is important. The Newborn Hearing Screening takes place before you and your baby leave the hospital. The screening takes only a few minutes while your baby sleeps.