According to the recent infant screening in India 5-6 infants out of 1000 born with hearing loss. It is not identified till they attain 2 or more years of age but by then the irreversible damage would have been done. So, it is advised to have the screening for the hearing of newly born.
How will i know if my baby has a hearing problem? nowadays , many hospitals provide screening of newborn before sending them home , that is newborn hearing tests which helps to clarify the problem exist or not. In some cases it get detected lately by parents or caretakers , if there baby is not responding or reacting to the sounds as you expect.
HOW TO DEAL IF YOU GET TO KNOW ABOUT THE HEARING LOSS OF YOUR BABY