Newborn Hearing Aid Use Challenging, Researchers Find

The study of 81 babies, assessed at three to seven months and again at seven to 21 months, shows hearing aid use was low compared to the number of hours an infant is expected to be awake. Mean hearing aid use as a percentage of waking hours was 73% in the first few months of life falling to 44% when the babies were a little older, reported the study, published in “Ear and Hearing.”