Nova Scotia Hearing and Speech Foundation

NS Hearing and Speech raises funds for capital equipment for the 30 plus NS Hearing and Speech Centres across NS. We support such programs as the "Newborn Screening" which aims to screen all newborns at the birthing hospitals across NS for hearing. Last year there were 9000 births in NS , 95% were screened and 34 babies were referred for further testing. Of the 34 babies , 18 were diagnosed with permanent hearing loss.