Healthy Eyes and Ears

It's important to catch vision and hearing problems early. Here's what you need to know.

Testing a baby for vision and hearing problems
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends hearing screening for all newborns and an eye exam in the first six months of life — for good reason. Poor prenatal care or illness during pregnancy, premature birth, extended use of oxygen after birth, infection, jaundice, and genetic conditions are the most common causes of vision and hearing problems. If left untreated, such problems can lead to serious delays in language development or long-term visual impairment. When you adopt a newborn or infant, ...

Your newly adopted infant has a lot of information to take in. Proper screening will ensure that he’s tuned in.


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