Welcome to ‘What’s Next’

my child failed a hearing screening….

Angelina Myers  AR Hands & Voices - GBYS Co-Coordinator

This page is designed to help you navigate the process of accessing tools, resources, and support at every phase of your child’s hearing journey.  Whatever phase of life you are in, just know, you are amazing!  We know that there are MANY options, keep in mind what works for your child is BEST. Contact Angelina Myers if you have any questions or concerns.

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Do you know the results of your child’s hearing screen? If your child did not pass, then your child’s hearing needs to be screened again.

By one month after a failed hearing screening:

Schedule a hearing rescreening appointment:

Infant Hearing Provider List

Arkansas offers two types of hearing screenings:

Otoacoustic Emissions (OAEs)

Automated Auditory Brainstem Response (AABR)

Newborn Hearing Screening FAQ


By three months after a failed hearing screening:

Schedule a diagnostic hearing screening appointment:

Infant Hearing Provider List

Expect phone calls from:

Arkansas Department of Health
Infant Hearing Program
4815 West Markham, Slot 20
Little Rock, AR 72205-3867
(501) 280-4740

DHS’ First Connections

Guide By Your Side (GBYS) Program

Arkansas Hands & Voices
PO Box 512
Conway, AR 72033

Email AR Hands and Voices

Learn about assistive listening devices and communication options. Listening Devices options:

Hearing Aids

Cochlear Implants

Bone-Anchored Hearing Aid (BAHA)

By six months after a failed hearing screening:

Enroll in Intervention Services

-Birth – 5 yr: Early Intervention (EI)
-School aged: Special Education Services through the school district

Arkansas First Connections

Arkansas School for the Deaf

Arkansas Head Start

Evaluations to discuss with your medical provider:

– Ophthalmologist (Eye Specialist)
– Genetic Specialist
– Other Medical Specialists (heart, development, kidneys, etc.)



PO Box 512
Conway, AR 72033