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All babies born in a hospital receive a hearing screening as part of their newborn care.
Babies that do not pass the hearing screening will have a hearing test scheduled for them.
All babies have the opportunity to have their hearing screened.
Help and support are available for your family.
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Hearing loss is the most common congenital condition in the United States. Each year, an estimated three in 1,000 infants are born with moderate, severe, or profound hearing loss resulting in delayed development in language, learning, and speech.
Massachusetts Department of Public Health Universal Newborn Hearing Screening Program Advisory Committee Meeting
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