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This protocol describes interim procedures for a modified physiological hearing screen for Ontario infants who are over 8 weeks corrected age and who were not offered a newborn hearing screen through the Infant Hearing Program (IHP) due to service interruptions as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The scope of this document includes details of the modified hearing screen as funded by the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services (MCCSS) for the Ontario IHP. It will remain in effect as an interim service during the global pandemic and will be recalled at the discretion of the MCCSS.