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Most babies who have hearing loss will hear and respond to some sounds. Therefore, diagnose hearing loss is impossible without using the proper test equipment.
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Testing is the only way to know if your baby has hearing loss. The earlier a hearing loss is found, the better it is for the baby. If your baby has hearing loss, there are many ways we can help your baby. Finding hearing loss early can make a big difference in your baby's life.
A hearing screener will test your baby and tell you the results or tell you if more tests are needed. The test is safe and painless. A few babies will need a more complete set of hearing tests by an audiologist, so you may be asked to bring your baby back. If your baby needs more testing, get it done as soon as possible.
Yes, some babies hear well enough to pass the first test, but lose their hearing later because of:
Watch for signs of hearing loss as your baby grows.