Click on each script to hear an example of a passing script for babies and a passing script for babies at high risk for hearing loss.
Passing Script for Babies
“Congratulations on the birth of your baby. We just finished your baby's hearing screening and your baby passed the screen today. Here's a brochure that talks about development of speech and language. It's always important to monitor the progress of your baby's development, because your baby's hearing can change at any time. If you're ever worried that your baby can't hear, talk to your baby's doctor right away and ask for a referral to an audiologist that's skilled at testing infants and young children.”
Passing Script for Babies at High Risk for Hearing Loss
“Congratulations on the birth of your baby. We just finished screening your baby's hearing and your baby passed the screen today. However, because your baby's had some medical problems at birth, there is a chance that your baby can develop hearing loss after you leave the hospital. Your baby's hearing is critical in order for normal “on time” development to occur. Your doctor can help you to monitor your babies hearing development and tell you when your baby should have further tests with an audiologist that's skilled at testing infants and young children.”