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Southern DHB Newborn Hearing Screening

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All babies born in New Zealand are offered, in their first month of life, a newborn hearing screening free of charge, irrespective of whether they are born at hospital, rural birthing centre or home.

Babies born in hospital will be screened before going home in most cases. Alternatively an outpatient appointment will be arranged at clinics held regularly at Oamaru, Dunedin, Balclutha, Alexandra, Wanaka, Cromwell, Queenstown, Te Anau, Lumsden, Winton, Gore, and Invercargill.

This programme has been designed to identify and then offer intervention for babies with moderate to profound hearing loss.

This is a joint initiative between the Ministries of Health and Education.

Hours

Mon – Fri8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Charges

Newborn Hearing screening is free to every baby born in New Zealand.

Non-residents will be charged for specialist audiology services if required.

Contact Details

Messages can be left 24/7 on our 0800885544 answerphone - or alternatively on our email. Please leave NHI for baby and cellphone contact number for the new parent/s. We will phone and arrange an appointment at a clinic closest to where the family lives.

Ground floor, Main Hospital (Maternity Ward)
Kew Road
Invercargill

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Ground floor, Main Hospital (Maternity Ward)
Kew Road
Invercargill

Postal Address

Newborn Hearing Screening
PO Box 828, Invercargill 9840, New Zealand

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Dunedin - South Otago

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This page was last updated at 3:04PM on February 13, 2020. This information is reviewed and edited by Southern DHB Newborn Hearing Screening.