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Hearing and Other Sensory or Communication Disorders

Find evidence-based information and recommendations related to Hearing and Other Sensory or Communication Disorders.

RatingResourceYearEvidence Type
Hearing and Other Sensory or Communication Disorders
Health Communication and Social Marketing: Health Communication Campaigns That Include Mass Media and Health-Related Product Distribution. (Community Guide Recommendation)
Community Preventive Services Task Force
2011 Systematic Review

The Healthy People 2020 evidence-based resources identified have been selected by subject matter experts at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Resources. Each of the selected evidence-based resources has been rated and classified according to a set of selection criteria based, in part, on publication status, publication type, and number of studies. This classification scheme does not necessarily consider all dimensions of quality, such as statistical significance, effect size (e.g., magnitude of effect), meaningfulness of effect, additional effect over control, and study design (e.g., sample size, power, internal validity, external validity, generalizability, potential biases, potential confounders).


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Clinical Recommendations

The following clinical recommendations come from the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) External Web Site Policy.

Universal Screening for Hearing Loss in Newborns

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends screening for hearing loss in all newborn infants. Learn more External Web Site Policy

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Consumer Information

The following consumer resources are from

Lower Your Risk of Falling

You can make small changes to help prevent falls.

Get Your Hearing Checked

If you have hearing loss, you aren't alone. Ask your doctor for a hearing test.

Talk with Your Doctor about Newborn Screening

Before your baby is born, talk with your doctor or midwife about newborn screening.

Watch for Signs of Speech or Language Delay

Children learn to talk by watching, listening, and responding to people around them. Watch for signs that your child is learning to talk on schedule.

Preventing Falls: Conversation starters

Worrying about the health and safety of older family members or friends can be stressful. You can help them stay healthy by sharing these tips on preventing falls.

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