Information for Hospitals

Our team of newborn hearing screeners consider it a privilege to screen babies in hospitals, at follow-up appointments, and in our clinics. Our screeners take great pride in gently screening newborns, providing the results, and helping caregivers understand next steps as necessary. Hearts for Hearing is a recognized hearing care center of excellence in Oklahoma. Our pediatric audiology, speech-therapy, and listening and spoken language services are a model for hearing providers around the country. 

Hearts for Hearing provides highly trained staff to perform the screen at bedside, educate parents about the newborn hearing screen, schedule follow-up testing, and to stay in contact with no-show appointments. The foundation and patient care team work to remove obstacles to ensure babies with identified hearing loss connect with the follow-up care needed.

Hearts for Hearing’s newborn hearing screen program benefits hospitals by:

  • Removing the task providing this screening from nurses and hospital staff.
  • Providing guidance/next steps at the bedside, including helping caregivers facilitate follow-up appointments if needed.
  • Helping detect hearing loss to support the importance of timely identification and early intervention of hearing loss.
  • Improving the quality of life potential for 100 – 150 Oklahoma babies born with deafness each year.
  • Providing an annual report to hospital administration with the data collected during newborn hearing screens. 
  • Providing a cost effective program.
  • Eliminating hospital capital expenditures, maintenance costs for screening equipment and disposables.

Hearts for Hearing’s Newborn Hearing Screen services screen approximately 2200 babies per month at numerous hospitals with a Loss To Follow up (LTFU) result of ZERO. Unfortunately, the State of Oklahoma ‘s LTFU for 2022 – the most recent year reported to the CDC – is 88%. Which means of the babies that fail the newborn screen, 88% of them are reported as not having received follow-up testing. Due to Hearts for Hearing dedication and commitment to follow-up efforts, we are so proud of that ZERO% LTFU in our own programs. Also, thanks to our program, over 100 babies have been successfully identified with hearing loss and have begun receiving the early intervention services they need.

Hear how our program is changing lives at hospital systems in Oklahoma

Take the next steps in ensuring newborns in your hospital receive quality newborn hearing screens.

Contact our Director of Newborn Hearing Screen Services today.

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