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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 will usually be done before you go home from hospital after giving birth. If this doesn't happen you will need an appointment for an outpatient test, which should be done before your baby is four weeks old.

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Written by HealthInfo clinical advisers. Last reviewed May 2020.

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