Early Hearing Program
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Newborns have their hearing screened shortly after birth

Under the provincial BC Early Hearing Program (BCEHP) all newborns in Interior Health can now have their hearing screened shortly after birth, either in hospitals or the community. In Interior Health the program is offered in 16 birthing hospitals and community sites.

Infants that do not pass their hearing screening will be referred for comprehensive hearing testing to one of four diagnostic sites in Interior Health.

If a child is found to have a permanent hearing loss, the BCEHP currently provides hearing aids as required, along with intervention and communication support services. The program is available for children from birth to the age of five.

What services are available?

Find an Early Hearing Program in a hospital near you.


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