What is the difference between a hearing screen and a diagnostic evaluation?

The purpose of the hearing screening is to quickly test one part of the hearing system to find out whether it is working properly. Diagnostic hearing testing uses the same methods of testing but checks more frequencies and levels. Screening take less than 10 minutes, while diagnostic testing is more detailed and takes two to three hours because all parts of the hearing system are checked. Testing is done while the baby is asleep. It may take more than one appointment to get all the testing done. Your audiologist,- a person trained to check hearing, can explain all the tests, why they are being done, and what was found.

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1. What is newborn hearing screening?
2. Why do some babies need another hearing test?
3. Can a newborn pass the hearing test and still have hearing loss?
4. How is a hearing screen different from an audiology evaluation?
5. Can I wait until my baby is older before I schedule follow-up testing with an audiologist?
6. Why do newborns need hearing screening?
7. Why is it important that newborns get screened?
8. How is the screening done?
9. Where can my baby get a hearing screen?
10. How do i know if my baby had a hearing screen?
11. What if I deliver my baby at home?
12. How much does it cost?
13. What if my baby does not pass the screening?
14. If my baby is identified as deaf or hard of hearing, what are the treatment and intervention options?
15. If my baby passes the newborn hearing screening, does it mean they will not have hearing loss later?
16. If my baby passes the first hearing test, why is more screening needed?
17. What is the difference between a hearing screen and a diagnostic evaluation?