American Fork Hospital

(801) 855-3300Map170 North 1100 EastAmerican Fork, UT 84003

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Speech & Hearing Services
1159 E. 200 North, Ste 100
American Fork, UT 84003

Speech Services
(801) 855-3382

Hearing Services
(801) 855-3372
Every baby born at our hospital is given a newborn hearing test by a trained audiologist. This is a routine screening to identify possible hearing loss or difficulties. Most babies don't have hearing loss, but for those that do, early detection is important to provide the child with appropriate treatment and support.

The Screening Tests

We perform two common hearing tests on newborn babies:

  • The otoacoustic emissions test 
  • The auditory brainstem response test
One or both tests may be performed, depending on the child.

During the tests, an audiologist inserts a small device at the opening of each of the baby's ears which broadcasts sound waves into the ear and measures the response. These painless screenings take about 15 to 45 minutes to complete.

Is My Child Hearing Correctly?

If you suspect a hearing difficulty with your child, please give us a call at (801) 855-3372.

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