Massachusetts Newborn Hearing Screening Data

This Population Health Information Tool (PHIT) dataset contains the number and percent of babies who did not pass the newborn hearing test in Massachusetts.

About the Data

Each year, DPH receives first hearing test results for 99.5% of the babies born in the state. Hospitals report the information. One can use the data to compare population subgroups. For example, users can compare the percent of boys and girls who did not pass their first hearing test.

About Newborn Hearing Screening Data

All babies are tested for signs of some possible health concerns. These tests are called screenings. Your baby will have a test at the hospital to check for concerns with his or her hearing. A special machine shows if your baby responds to sounds. The test is simple and does not hurt. You will get the results before you leave the hospital.

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