Your browser doesn't support JavaScript. Please upgrade to a modern browser or enable JavaScript in your existing browser.
Skip Navigation U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Agency for Healthcare Research Quality

Screening for Newborn Hearing Loss

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

Release Date: July 2008

Summary of Recommendations / Supporting Documents

Summary of Recommendations

  • The USPSTF recommends screening for hearing loss in all newborn infants.
    Grade: B recommendation.

Top of Page

Supporting Documents

Universal Screening for Hearing Loss in Newborns, July 2008
Recommendation Statement (PDF File, 140 KB; PDF Help)
Supporting Article (PDF File, 162 KB; PDF Help)
Evidence Synthesis Update, 2008 (PDF File, 620 KB; PDF Help)
Clinical Summary

Top of Page

Current as of July 2008

Internet Citation:

Screening for Newborn Hearing Loss, Topic Page. July 2008. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


AHRQ Advancing Excellence in Health Care