We recognize each hospital is unique in its daily operations and tailor our Newborn Hearing Screen Program to fit the needs of our partnering hospitals.
Our annual presence:
900,000+ newborns screened
The Pediatrix Newborn Hearing Screen Program has 25+ years of experience running high-quality hearing screen services and more than 10 million babies screened.
National, Regional, and Local Resources
The collaborative efforts of our national, regional, and local teams support the unique program Pediatrix Newborn Hearing Screen provides to parents, the community, and partnering hospitals.
Data Management and Reporting
Our data management system helps us maintain and monitor program quality benchmarks, such as refer rates/false positives, identification of babies who have hearing loss, and capture rate.
We maintain newborn hearing screen protocols, policies, procedures, and observe TJC and hospital requirements. We also follow HIPAA, OSHA, and JCIH guidelines, and comply with state reporting requirements, guidelines, and certifications.
One facet of our educational approach has the parent in mind. Our on-site hearing screener will provide parents with education about the hearing screen process and the importance of hearing health.
ABR Screening Technology
All Pediatrix Newborn Hearing Screens are performed with this technology, the only type that can identify auditory neuropathy.
Early identification provides a unique opportunity for infants to receive early intervention, which can dramatically increase their quality of life.
Two nationally recognized metrics for program quality are capture rate and refer rate. Annually, Pediatrix's capture rates exceed national benchmarks (> 95%) with refer rates. Additionally, Pediatrix is hyper-focused on continuous improvement to ensure all infants receive quality screening.
Part of the program's strength is the dedication and continuity of the hearing screen staff. This team interacts with parents, audiology providers, primary care physicians, and state and community resources.