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Newborn hearing screening tests

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Your newborn baby will be offered free hearing screening tests, to check they can hear well. This happens for all newborn babies in New Zealand, and all district health boards offer the free screening.

  HealthInfo recommends the following pages

Ministry of Health hearing newborn screening information

You can read these resources online, download them as PDFs, or order hard copies.

Support for hearing loss

On the next page: Hearing in children

Written by HealthInfo clinical advisers. Last reviewed December 2015.


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Review key: HIHVC-27167