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Infant Hearing Early Access and Rapid Diagnostic Detection (iHeardd) Clinic

Newborn baby with headphones

Heading Off Hearing Problems in Newborns

Prompt diagnosis and treatment of hearing problems can make a big difference in your child’s future. The sooner you take action, the better.

  • Did your baby fail the newborn hearing screening?
  • Is there a family history of hearing loss?
  • Was your infant born prematurely, or did he or she spend time in the NICU?

If so, your healthcare provider may refer you to the Infant Hearing Early Access and Rapid Diagnostic Detection (iHeardd) clinic at the Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center in Baltimore.

We use specialized equipment to evaluate your infant's ears and test hearing ability. We are one of only a handful of clinics in the mid-Atlantic region offering this specialized testing.

Our Goals

  • To see patients promptly and diagnose hearing loss efficiently
  • To advance the understanding of various types of newborn hearing loss, and identify babies at risk

Request an Appointment: 443-997-6467. When you call, you may be asked to download and complete the Patient Information form.

Why Choose Johns Hopkins for Newborn Hearing Care?

  • Worrying about your baby’s hearing can be overwhelming. The iHeardd Clinic makes it easy to ensure your baby gets diagnosed and treated as soon as possible.
  • Our team of pediatric otolaryngology providers and pediatric audiologist works with you to coordinate timely assessment.
  • Our team collaborates on an individualized approach for your child.
  • If your baby needs to see different specialists, our staff will help arrange appointments as close together as possible so you can address your baby’s hearing issues with less impact on your schedule.



 Nina DeSell

Melinda (Nina) DeSell, M.S., C.R.N.P.