Newborn hearing screening
June is National Cytomegalovirus Awareness Month
For most people, CMV infection is not a serious health problem. However, some groups are at high risk of serious complications from CMV infection, including people with compromised immune systems, very low birth weight and premature infants, and babies born with CMV infection (congenital CMV). Learn more about CMV at https://www.cdc.gov/cmv/overview.html?fbclid=IwAR0e_qA77WWPIhk2mY6vU3URSA-DjKcD74UR61NndVxntn-88gPsE4cOdGE
- Newborn Screening Program brochure | In Spanish.
- Midwives and birthing centers are also required to either screen babies for hearing loss or provide information to parents on where to obtain an infant hearing screen.
- Screenings may be done at participating locations in your area. Providers may include:
- School districts.
- Private insurance and Medicaid often cover the newborn hearing screening.
- If you have insurance, check with your carrier to learn about what the cost may be to have your baby’s hearing screened.
Person-to-person contact (such as kissing, sexual contact, and getting saliva or urine on your hands and then touching your eyes or the inside of your nose or mouth).
Breast milk of an infected woman who is breastfeeding.
Infected pregnant women passing the virus to their unborn babies.
Blood transfusions and organ transplants.