See hearing testing centers in Massachusetts
Explore hearing testing centers throughout the state. Centers are divided into 3 levels. Levels One and Two can test all children, including newborns. Level Three centers can test babies older than 6 months old.
About the screenings
A hearing screening is performed with special equipment at a testing center or local hospital. Babies need to be sleeping for the screening so it is recommended that the screening be performed within the first month of life.
If your baby does not pass the hearing screening
Babies that don't pass the hearing screening will have a hearing test scheduled for them.
Testing occurs while your baby is sleeping, so bring your baby tired and hungry. You will be able to feed the baby when you arrive. You will receive the test results at this appointment. Bring another adult with you to help with the baby. The other adult can also help you remember what you are told. If you need help scheduling this appointment, contact the Universal Newborn Hearing Screening Program.
If your baby was born at home
All babies have the opportunity to have their hearing screened.
Your midwife can answer questions about the hearing screening or you can contact the Universal Newborn Hearing Screening Program.