Everyday in the United States, approximately 1 in 1,000 newborns (or 33 babies every day) is born profoundly deaf, another 2-3 out of 1,000 babies are born with a partial hearing loss, making hearing loss the number one birth defect in America.

Pediatric Audiological Evaluation (PAE), or behavioral hearing evaluations are used with children who are old enough (usually over 7 months) to respond to sounds either by turning their head or by playing a game.

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Unilateral hearing loss (UHL) is when there is a hearing loss in one ear and normal hearing in the other ear. It may be congenital (from birth) or from something that happened after birth (medication, trauma, genetic).

The ear has three parts: outer, middle and inner. Sound enters the ear through the ear canal (part of the outer ear), hits the eardrum (beginning of the middle ear) and shakes the three bones in the middle ear.