Those cute little ears are a big deal.
Yes, they're adorable. But those tiny ears are also the doorways to the brain that open up new worlds of learning and growing for your little one. So here's everything you need to know about how the NHS works and why it matters.
It's safe, quick, and painless.
Don't worry. The NHS is easy, non-invasive, inexpensive, and totally safe for your baby. They can even be asleep when it's being done!
How the screening works.
Watch this video so you'll know what to expect for your baby's test. Spoiler alert: it stars adorable babies.
Why it's important.
About 3 of every 1,000 babies born in the U.S. have some level of hearing loss. And usually they are born to hearing parents. Because it's so important for brain development, the American Academy of Pediatrics considers hearing loss to be an urgent problem that needs to be addressed right away.
3 out of 1,000
babies born in the U.S. have some level of hearing loss making it one of the most common health conditions at birth.
As part of your birth plan, ask your healthcare practitioner to review the screening results with you in person.
Get a hearing test reminder.
SET IT SO YOU DON'T FORGET IT.
From picking out cribs, car seats, and baby names, you've got a lot to do before your little one is born. So enter your email and we'll send a reminder for you to get your baby's hearing test results.