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Year Percent of infants with hearing screening during the first year of life Percent of newborn babies receiving hearing screening before age 1 month Percent of infants with possible hearing loss receiving hearing evaulation before age 3 months Percent of infants with hearing loss receiving hearing intervention services before age 6 months
1999 46% NA NA NA
2000 52% NA NA NA
2001 65% NA NA NA
2002 83% NA NA NA
2003 88% NA NA NA
2004 92% NA NA NA
2005 94% 73% 51% 48%
2006 95% 81% 47% 41%
2007 97% 82% 66% 50%
2008 97% 89% 68% 47%
2009 97% 91% 68% 60%

NA: Not Available

The graph shows annual United States percentages for: (1) infants with hearing screening in the first year of life, (2) newborn babies receiving hearing screening before age 1 month, (3) infants with possible hearing loss receiving hearing evaluation before age 3 months, and (4) infants with hearing loss receiving hearing intervention services before age 6 months.  These data are reported to Healthy People 2010, focus area 28 (Chapter on Vision and Hearing) based on individual State reports from the Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Program (EHDI), 1999–2009 Web site. Trend data on newborn hearing screening rates are also available from the DHHS Healthy People 2010 Project (US DHHS, 2006), which can be found by examining CDC Wonder: Healthy People 2010.

Chart created by the NIDCD Epidemiology and Statistics Program. Posted in November 2012.

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