2019 Summary of Infants Not Passing Hearing Screening Diagnosed Before 3 Months of Age

May 2021

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Data Source: 2019 CDC EHDI Hearing Screening & Follow-up Survey (HSFS)

2019 Summary of Infants Not Passing Hearing Screening Diagnosed Before 3 Months of Age
State / Territory
(n = 55)
Total Screened Total Not Pass No Hearing Loss No Hearing Loss Diagnosed Before 3 Months of Age Hearing Loss Hearing Loss Diagnosed Before 3 Months of Age Prevalence per 1,000 Screened* Total Diagnosed
(Includes cases of normal hearing and hearing loss)
Total Diagnosed Before 3 Months of Age
(Includes cases of normal hearing and hearing loss)
Percent Diagnosed Before 3 Months of Age among the Diagnosed
(Includes cases of normal hearing and hearing loss)
Percent Diagnosed Before 3 Months of Age §
among those Not Passing the Screen
(Includes cases of normal hearing and hearing loss)
Alaska^ 9,352 140 71 50 16 12 1.7 87 62 71.3 44.3
American Samoa^ 831 14 3 3 1 1 1.2 4 4 100.0 28.6
Arizona^ 79,554 857 296 196 186 124 2.3 482 320 66.4 37.3
Arkansas^ 34,517 740 84 46 62 30 1.8 146 76 52.1 10.3
California^ 438,353 2,699 1,051 557 915 627 2.1 1,966 1,184 60.2 43.9
Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands^ 903 34 3 3 10 8 11.1 13 11 84.6 32.4
Connecticut 35,338 461 302 253 93 70 2.6 395 323 81.8 70.1
Delaware^ 10,769 104 6 2 16 7 1.5 22 9 40.9 8.7
District of Columbia^ 13,136 362 18 14 8 6 0.6 26 20 76.9 5.5
Florida^ 209,204 9,453 7,768 7,514 257 161 1.2 8,025 7,675 95.6 81.2
Georgia^ 123,725 2,522 531 383 164 94 1.3 695 477 68.6 18.9
Guam^ 2,791 110 5 2 3 1 1.1 8 3 37.5 2.7
Hawaii^ 16,579 250 119 94 64 52 3.9 183 146 79.8 58.4
Idaho^ 21,017 771 524 467 49 35 2.3 573 502 87.6 65.1
Illinois^ 135,666 2,027 1,109 870 311 195 2.3 1,420 1,065 75.0 52.5
Indiana^ 77,218 3,589 2,600 2,083 169 112 2.2 2,769 2,195 79.3 61.2
Iowa^ 37,010 601 300 219 57 34 1.5 357 253 70.9 42.1
Kansas^ 36,615 629 464 395 66 44 1.8 530 439 82.8 69.8
Kentucky^ 49,745 1,042 662 550 59 40 1.2 721 590 81.8 56.6
Louisiana^ 58,251 560 90 31 104 56 1.8 194 87 44.8 15.5
Maine^ 11,243 228 157 121 16 6 1.4 173 127 73.4 55.7
Marshall Islands^ 918 27 5 4 7 6 7.6 12 10 83.3 37.0
Maryland^ 66,185 1,084 623 470 88 63 1.3 711 533 75.0 49.2
Massachusetts^ 69,354 1,481 1,142 1,005 139 100 2.0 1,281 1,105 86.3 74.6
Michigan^ 105,079 1,150 340 197 173 112 1.6 513 309 60.2 26.9
Micronesia 1,584 61 3 1 0 0 0.0 3 1 33.3 1.6
Minnesota 64,424 956 415 286 182 141 2.8 597 427 71.5 44.7
Missouri 71,440 1,183 731 573 91 47 1.3 822 620 75.4 52.4
Montana^ 10,803 194 29 20 12 6 1.1 41 26 63.4 13.4
Nebraska^ 25,030 184 66 38 51 27 2.0 117 65 55.6 35.3
Nevada^ 33,770 530 185 164 54 40 1.6 239 204 85.4 38.5
New Hampshire^ 11,481 370 192 108 21 9 1.8 213 117 54.9 31.6
New Jersey^ 95,480 807 277 226 90 65 0.9 367 291 79.3 36.1
New Mexico^ 20,750 533 287 164 31 11 1.5 318 175 55.0 32.8
New York 216,277 2,558 524 332 287 162 1.3 811 494 60.9 19.3
North Carolina^ 119,709 1,115 355 205 234 139 2.0 589 344 58.4 30.9
North Dakota^ 11,861 310 83 45 16 9 1.3 99 54 54.5 17.4
Ohio 132,162 4,898 3,284 2,846 257 167 1.9 3,541 3,013 85.1 61.5
Oklahoma^ᵝ 47,088 689 0 0 78 57 1.7 78 57 73.1 8.3
Oregon^ 41,669 1,333 1,072 875 94 55 2.3 1,166 930 79.8 69.8
Palau 209 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 n/a 0.0
Pennsylvania^ 131,440 1,010 563 480 162 115 1.2 725 595 82.1 58.9
Puerto Rico^ 18,556 769 351 225 22 18 1.2 373 243 65.1 31.6
Rhode Island^ 10,627 248 130 75 17 11 1.6 147 86 58.5 34.7
South Carolina 52,207 828 186 151 111 63 2.1 297 214 72.1 25.8
South Dakota 11,749 242 39 29 28 21 2.4 67 50 74.6 20.7
Tennessee^ 85,213 2,228 1,409 1,068 165 126 1.9 1,574 1,194 75.9 53.6
Texas^ 370,561 4,647 1,318 968 387 286 1.0 1,705 1,254 73.5 27.0
Utah^ 47,682 705 526 449 93 77 2.0 619 526 85.0 74.6
Vermont^ 5,139 44 27 16 17 14 3.3 44 30 68.2 68.2
Virginia^ 95,424 1,705 822 649 107 50 1.1 929 699 75.2 41.0
Washington^ 83,511 1,083 444 238 163 110 2.0 607 348 57.3 32.1
West Virginia^ 18,521 623 337 308 10 5 0.5 347 313 90.2 50.2
Wisconsin^ 61,833 646 250 189 103 56 1.7 353 245 69.4 37.9
Wyoming^ 5,835 39 15 14 18 16 3.1 33 30 90.9 76.9
Totals 3,545,388 61,475 32,193 26,271 5,934 3,899 1.7 38,127 30,170 79.1 49.1

Data Notes

In many regions the COVID-19 pandemic interrupted the delivery of health care services in 2020, including newborn hearing screening and follow-up services. As a result, infants born in late 2019 and needing hearing screening and/or follow-up services in 2020 may have had difficulties obtaining these services.

Data include information about any services that infants born in the calendar year 2019 received through 2020, until time of survey reporting.

Prevalence per 1,000 Screened: (# Hearing loss / # Total Screened) x 1,000

Percent Diagnosed Before 3 Months of Age among the Diagnosed: (# Total Diagnosed Before 3 Months of Age / # Total Diagnosed) * 100

§ Percent Diagnosed Before 3 Months of Age among those Not Passing the Screen: (# Total Diagnosed Before 3 Months of Age / # Total Not Pass) * 100

^ Jurisdiction reported using revised “Parents/Family Contacted but Unresponsive” definition. Refer to 2019 CDC EHDI Hearing Screening and Follow-up Survey Explanations document pages 6-7 for explanations of “old” and “revised” Unresponsive definitions.

There are infants diagnosed with no hearing loss. However they are not captured in the HSFS under the Diagnostic Data section.

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