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Trends in Newborn Hearing Screening Rates

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Chart showing newborn hearing screening rates for all 50 states in 2001, 2003, 2005, and 2007. Follow the text version link for data.

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  • Complete data not available.
  • Reported screening rate may be higher than the actual screening rate because the number of births reported by the program was notably less than the number of births reported by the Vital Records program.


Early Hearing Detection & Intervention (EHDI) Annual data:

  1. Data source for the 2007 map is from EHDI Data, NCBDDD, CDC.
  2. Data source for the 2005 map is from Summary of Infants Screened for Hearing Loss in 2005 (Updated April 2010) (150k PDF)
  3. Data source for the 2003 map is from Table G: 2003 DSHPSHWA Data Summary, Page 28 (450k PDF)
  4. Data source for 2001 EHDI Newborn Hearing Screening Rate Map is from Infants Tested for Hearing Loss—United States, 1999–2001

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

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    Last Updated Date: 
    November 29, 2012