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In the United States approximately 12,000 babies are born with hearing loss each year. That's about 3 out of every 1,000 babies! If babies are screened for their hearing and provided with appropriate support services when hearing loss is present they have a much higher chance of keeping up with their peers in language and social skills.
Scheduling a hearing screening is easy! Iowa Family Support Network can connect you with the Area Education Agency or local Audiologist to complete an initial hearing rescreening or a follow up hearing screening.
Visit the IDPH website for more about hearing support services in Iowa.