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Newborn Hearing Screening Programme

Your baby will be given a series of routine health checks in the first few weeks of life. This includes a hearing screen.

The hearing screen uses a quick and simple method to check the hearing of all newborn babies. This hearing screen will allow those babies who do have a hearing loss to be identified early.

Early identification has been proven to be important for the appropriate development of the child. It also enables support and information to be provided to the parents at an early stage.