Less than 1% of babies in Texas are born with some level of hearing loss. It may not seem like much. But that means up to 1,200 Texan children enter the world each year with hearing difficulties – or completely deaf.
Fortunately, the medical community is identifying children with hearing loss earlier than ever. Last year, 98% of newborns were screened for hearing loss, a marked improvement from the 10% screened in 1993.