Newborn Hearing Screening

Newborn Hearing Screening is a Clinical Investigation.

Newborn Hearing Screening is recommended to be undertaken on all newborn babies, using appropriate electro-acoustic or electro-physiological tests to detect moderate, severe or profound permanent childhood deafness.

The NHS Newborn Hearing Screening Programme (NHSP) ensures all parents are offered hearing screening for their new child within the first few weeks of life. It is a core service within the NHS in England and part of the family of Antenatal and Newborn Screening Programmes.

For further information on Newborn Hearing Screening, see the Public Health England part of the website at: NHS newborn hearing screening programme (NHSP).

Note: if the child fails the Newborn Hearing Screening, a REFERRAL REQUEST for a Newborn Hearing Audiology Test is made.


This supporting information is also known by these names:
pluralNewborn Hearing Screenings