3 out of 1,000 newborns are identified with an unexpected hearing level in the United States.
In Arizona in 2012, about 2 out of every 1,000 newborns were identified with an unexpected hearing level, most within the first 6-months. Half of those infants have a bilateral loss and a majority is identified as having a sensorineural loss.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ):
My child may be deaf or hard of hearing. What does that mean?
Does the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) apply to my child?