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Health Status Outcomes for Newborn Hearing Screening

Health Status Outcomes

The critical age for initiating habilitation for hearing loss is prior to six months of age. Most infants receiving intervention by this age develop language and social skills approximating their normal hearing peers by kindergarten enrollment. Intervention delayed beyond six months has been shown to have less successful outcomes.

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