October 15, 2011 BY Sharon Soliday, CCC-SLP

The first few days of a baby’s birth can be some of the happiest times for a growing family.Parents can have a certain amount of anxiety associated with caring for the newborn, but should they worry about hearing loss within the first year of life?

So imagine the increased concern parents have when bringing home an infant who may not hear well. Modern society provides ready access to health information online. Families may jump onto the internet searching for information without much prior knowledge of hearing loss. Information gathered this way may be outdated, biased or incorrect.

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