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Welcome to the NHS Newborn Hearing Screening Programme

  • Welcome

    This is the website of the NHS Newborn Hearing Screening Programme, which is recognised as a world leader in screening. The programme is engaged with the babies and their families from the initial screen through treatment to early intervention and support.
  • What is hearing screening?

    Your baby will be offered the hearing screening test within the first few weeks of life. 1 to 2 babies in every 1000 are born with a hearing loss in one or both ears. The hearing screening test will allow those babies who do have a hearing loss to be identified early.
  • Information for the public

    We have lots of information if you want to find out more, including what hearing screening is, where the hearing screening programmes are located and information for families is available in different languages.
  • Resources for professionals

    This website has a wealth of information for health, social care and early intervention professionals who work in hearing screening and beyond and who are interested in hearing screening policy or implementation, including links to training and development courses.
  • News and Newsletter

    Keep up to date with the latest NHSP news and events.
  • Quality Assurance

    Quality Assurance (QA) is a high priority for the newborn hearing screening programme. We evaluate local screening services to ensure they are offering a quality screening service for newborn babies and their family.

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