The New-born Hearing Screening Programme aims to identify newborns with hearing loss early so they can get the help they need as soon as possible to help their language, learning and social development. This is important for the children as well as their families and society.
The Core goals are described as '1-3-6' goals :
- 1. Babies to be screened by 1 month of age.
- 3. Audiology assessment completed by 3 months of age.
- 6. Starting appropriate medical and audiological services, and early intervention education services, by 6 months of age.