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Outpatient Audiology Evaluation

Contact the Newborn Screening Program

Babies who do not pass their inpatient and follow-up outpatient hearing screening are evaluated by a licensed pediatric audiologist, preferably a  Children's Medical Services approved one. The purpose of the evaluation is to confirm normal hearing or to confirm a hearing loss. Florida's goal is to complete these evaluations by three months of age. Results from these follow-up evaluation appointments are submitted to Florida's Newborn Screening Program within seven days of the appointment date. In addition to results from follow-up appointments of babies who did not pass their newborn hearing screenings, audiologist also report the confirmation of a permanent hearing loss for any child in Florida under the age of three.

CONGRATULATIONS to these clinics for meeting or exceeding expectations for completing evaluations before three months of age and with submittingDiagnostic Hearing Evaluation formswithin seven days of the appointment! Clinics on the report will each receive a certificate of excellence in the mail.

Information on previously recognized clinics can be found on our archive page.

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