Hearing problems are among the most common with newborns, and early detection leads to early intervention. Hearing screenings can help with the development of proper language skills, which are essential to a child's social and intellectual growth. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends all infants be screened for hearing loss and is working toward the goal of 100 percent of newborns being screened. In response to this recommendation, your doctor will order a hearing screen for your newborn. This service is performed at Valley Medical Center by Pediatrix Medical Group.