Documentation & Communication of Screening Results
Screening results should be recorded in the infant's medical record.
Screening results should be communicated to the parents.
Screening results should be communicated to the infant's primary care physician in writing.
Screening results should be communicated to SoundBeginnings per stated protocol.
Families should be provided with information about the hearing screening, risk factors for hearing loss, milestones for normal speech and language development, and resources for more information.
Families of infants who do not pass the hearing screening will be provided with information on why their baby may not have passed the screening, the importance of timely follow-up, and how to schedule further audiological testing.
Parents will be provided with information in their preferred language or communication mode.
All Hearing Screen results not submitted on the birth certificate prior to hospital discharge and all Diagnostic Evaluations must befaxed to the Kansas SoundBeginnings Newborn Hearing Screening Program at 785-559-4240.