Welcome to the NHS Newborn Hearing Screening Programme
This is the website of the English Newborn Hearing Screening Programme. The Director is Professor Adrian Davis OBE FFPH FSS and the Deputy Director is Gwen Carr.
The Newborn Hearing Screening Programme in England 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. There is a short introductory video and links to training and development courses.
News and Newsletter
Keep up to date with the latest NHSP news and events.
Quality Assurance (QA) is a high priority for the newborn hearing screening programme. We regularly evaluate local screening services across the care pathway to ensure they’re offering a great quality service for newborn babies and their family. The fourth round of QA visits will take place between April 2012 and March 2013.