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MCCPM’s Newborn Hearing Screening Program

In the spring of 2012, MCCPM was awarded a grant through the Minnesota Department of Health which allowed our organization to purchase newborn hearing screening equipment. All MCCPM midwives were provided training on the equipment, and then it was distributed to MCCPM member midwife practices throughout the state to increase hearing screening access to babies born in out-of-hospital settings. 

Every year, about 1 in 300 babies in Minnesota is born with a hearing loss that can be found by newborn hearing screening. Hearing is essential for normal development of speech and language. Finding babies with hearing loss early and offering education, family support, and intervention before they fall behind in language development can make a big difference. Since babies with hearing loss may startle to loud sounds and even seem to listen, it is usually not noticeable to parents or providers without testing. Screening and timely follow-up testing are the only ways to find hearing loss early. Learning that your baby has hearing loss at an early age will help you and your child develop lifelong communication and language skills. 

Ideally newborn hearing screening is performed sometime after 24 hours, within the first week of birth. However, the screening can be performed at any time. If you’d like to learn more about newborn hearing screening, download this brochure created by the MN department of health for more information. You can also recieve printed information with more information regarding this screen from any of the midwifery practices listed below. 

For even more detailed information about hearing screening, see the Guidelines for Universal Newborn Hearing Screening for Out-of-Hospital Births.

All MCCPM member midwives offer newborn hearing screening to the families in their practices. They also offer it to other families in their area who are not clients in their practice. Please contact any of the practices below in your area to make an appointment to get your baby’s hearing screened. Inquire with each practice individually to learn more about fees associated with this screening. We do not want finances to limit any baby’s access to screening. Midwives charge only a nominal fee for this service, and may even offer a sliding scale for families who have limited financial resources.

MCCPM Midwife Member Practices offering Newborn Hearing Screening
(listed in order of ascending zip code):


Southern MN Midwifery/Nourish Midwifery
Kate Andrew CPM
Metro, Northfield and Rochester
612-414-7311

Health Foundations Family Health & Birth Center
968 Grand Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55105
651-895-2520

Aly Folin, CPM, LM
Rebecca Polston, CPM
Saint Paul, MN 55105
651-587-7029

Maureen Dahl, CPM, LM
Princeton, MN 55371
Crystal, MN 55427
612-245-1887

Jean Hartley, CPM, LM
Zimmerman, MN 55398
254-295-7657

*Trillium Midwifery
Emme Corbeil, CPM
Minneapolis, MN 55405
Saint Paul, MN 55105
612-298-2479

*Kate Saumweber Hogan, CPM, LM
Minneapolis, MN 55406
651-335-1283

Janine Stiles, CPM
Minneapolis, MN 55410
612-616-5509

Roots Community Birth Center
Minneapolis MN 55412
612-338-2784

Willow Midwives Women's Clinic and Birth Center
Minneapolis, MN 55416
(612) 345-5920

*Modern Midwifery
Jenessa Payano Stark, CPM, LM
Minneapolis, MN 55417
952-270-6590

Holly Fix
St Louis Park, MN 55426
612-244-9928

Lake Superior Midwifery
Katie Sandell, CNM, and Rachel Voigt CPM,LM 
Duluth MN 
218-728-7010  ex 208

Northland Midwifery
Dionne Corocan CPM, LM, 
Duluth MN
608-485-1198

Erika Urban, CPM, LM
Saint Peter, MN 56082
507-934-1565

Elieen Kirk, CPM, LM
Marshall, MN 56258
eileenmidwife@gmail.com

Sonya Chamberlain
Brainerd, MN 56401
218-454-0909

Ruth Wingeier, CNM 
Long Prairie MN 56347
320-732-8162

*Robin Colburn, CNM
Wadena, MN 56482
218-640-2647

*Beth Bergeron, CPM, LM
810 4th Ave S, Suite 266
Moorhead, MN 56560
218-256-0412

Molly Ferguson, ND, LM
1904 30th Ave. S.   
Moorhead, MN 56560
218-284-1188

*Erin Kaspar-Frett, CPM, LM
Ellsworth, WI 54011
612-801-9967

*These practices offer home visits for newborn hearing screening to families in their area. (All of the practices listed above offer newborn hearing screening office visits.)
The Minnesota Department of Health also lists OOH midwives offering hearing screening on their website.

If you have any questions about this program, or if you are a midwife who would like to offer newborn hearing screenings through this program, please contact MCCPM’s Newborn Hearing Screening Program Coordinator: Sonya Chamberlain, CPM, LM.

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