Panda Pediatrics is committed to providing your child with screening tests and disease prevention (including vaccinations) as recommended by the Bright Futures initiative of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).
Newborn Hearing screening is performed in the newborn nursery, the result of this test is confirmed at your Newborn Visit. Additionally, we regularly assess your child’s risk of hearing loss at well check visits and we have standard hearing screenings at 4, 5, 6, 8, 10, 12, 16, and 20 years of ages. These screening tests are completed using either Otoacoustic Emissions Test (OAE) or an Audiogram. Hearing loss is subtle, until it causes speech delays or learning difficulties in school, catching this issue early minimizes and in some cases eliminates complications of hearing loss.