Friday, March 5, 2010

Infants with Hearing Loss

The CDC says about two or three infants out of every 1000 born have some hearing loss. In the Center's Morbidity and Mortality Report, health officials say every states have now established Early Hearing Detection and Intervention programs. Yet a number of infants are still not receiving recommended follow-up diagnostic and intervention services. That's why the CDC says efforts at early detection are being stepped up.