Early care and education programs can develop evidence-based hearing screening practices. The American Academy of Audiology (AAA) recommends otoacoustic emissions (OAE) screening for newborns, infants, and children birth to 3 years of age. The AAA recommends pure tone (PT) screening for children 3 to 5 years of age. OAE screening is also recommended for preschool-aged children unable or unwilling to engage in the PT screening process. Use this fact sheet to prepare parents to know what to expect from a screening and how to prepare their child. Talk to parents about who will have access to their child’s screening results.
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Last Updated: June 7, 2021