Wednesday, June 15, 2011

2012 PA Budget Still Without Funding for Newborn Hearing Screenings

Out of the billions and billions of dollars the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania will spend in 2012, Governor Corbett and state lawmakers have opted to spend $0 on the Newborn Hearing Screening Program.

Currently, the Pennsylvania Newborn Hearing Screening and Intervention program seeks to assure that all newborns:

  • are screened for hearing loss within the first 30 days,
  • are diagnosed within three months, and
  • receive prescribed treatment or intervention services within six months of birth.*
We have one more chance to contact our state senators. Please email me (magicearkids at gmail dot com) for a list of main points you can use in a letter to your senator.


*List of program goals taken from the PA Newborn Hearing Screening and Intervention web site.