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Parents (Select Newborn Hearing Screening)

  • Make Sure Your Baby Can Hear the Sounds of Texas
  • Hearing Checklist- English
  • Hearing Checklist- Spanish
  • Did Not Pass - English
  • Did Not Pass - Spanish




  • Hearing Checklist for Professionals English/Spanish
  • Follow-up Report Form (last update on 11/15/11)
  • The passage of HB411 during the 82nd Legislative Regular Session changed newborn hearing screening in birthing facilities from an “opt-in” to an “opt-out” screening process.  This means that a newborn will receive the hearing screening unless the family decides to decline the screening.  The executive commissioner of the Health and Human Services Commission, in collaboration with the DSHS, prescribed a form to document a parent's decision to decline the newborn hearing screening.  The form is to be used only when a family declines the hearing screening. This form should not be included within the regular admission paperwork that a family signs.  

        Newborn Hearing Screening Refusal Form (English)

       (Spanish) Rechazo de Las Pruebas Auditivas a Recien Nacidos

Additional Information

Certification Requirements for Birth Facilities

Information for Audiologists and Physicians

External links to other sites are intended to be informational and do not have the endorsement of the Texas Department of State Health Services. These sites may also not be accessible to people with visual impairment.  

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Last updated February 11, 2013