CE Credit

Newborn Hearing Screening

Welcome to the training on Newborn Hearing Screening provided by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) and the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS).

Credit hours: 1.25 CE


The goal of this module is to equip Texas Health Steps providers and other interested health-care professionals with education to support the state’s newborn hearing screening program, provide follow-up and referrals for infants suspected or diagnosed as deaf or hard of hearing, and counsel families to help ensure that infants receive appropriate services.

Target Audience

Texas Health Steps providers and other interested health-care professionals.

Specific Learning Objectives

After completing the activities of this module, you will be able to:

  1. Summarize the consequences of hearing loss and the benefits of early detection and intervention through newborn hearing screening and follow-up diagnostic testing.
  2. Specify recommended, culturally effective methods for communicating with parents and caregivers about their infants’ hearing screening results.
  3. Assess best practices for promoting parental participation in diagnostic and early intervention services for infants who are deaf and hard of hearing.

Please note this module expires on 8/24/2020.

This module was released on 8/24/2017.

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