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A mother's journey through her child's deafness

Science writer Lydia Denworth's son was diagnosed with moderate to profound hearing loss around 2 years old. She explores hearing, language and the brain in her new book, "I Can Hear You Whisper: An Intimate Journey through the Science of Sound and Language." "CBS This Morning" contributor Lee Woodruff reports. » Read More

Health Care Reform: What’s in it for Children who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing?

This brief resource describes the main aspects of the Affordable Care Act and what the law means in terms of accessing needed services for children who are deaf or hard of hearing. » Read More

In Deaf People, The Language They Learned As Kids Affected Brain Structure

Guinevere Eden, D.Phil., director for the Center for the Study of Learning at Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC) and her colleagues report on a new structural brain imaging study that shows, in addition to deafness, early language experience – English versus ASL – impacts brain structure. Half of the adult hearing and half of the deaf participants in the study had learned ASL as children from their deaf parents, while the other half had grown up using English with their hearing parents. » Read More

Starting and Supporting Family Advisory Groups

Don't miss this webinar opportunity for EHDI programs to get insights into strategies applicable to family advisory groups and how they can help guide EHDI programs! » Read More

Hearing Aids For Kids Could Improve Speech And Language

For young kids who are hard of hearing, the longer they wear a hearing aid, the better their speech and language skills, according to a new study. » Read More

The 2014 EHDI EBook is now available!

The 2014 EHDI E-Book - A Resource Guide for Early Hearing Detection and Intervention - is now available. » Read More

April edition of Probes and Tips is now available

Integrate Newborn Screening Results into Each Child's Hearing Health Profile » Read More

Timeliness of Service Delivery for Children With Later Identified Mild to Severe Hearing Loss

In this study, the authors examined diagnostic and intervention services for children identified with hearing loss (HL) after the newborn period. » Read More

Sign Language Making Big Impact

Zoe Jagla was a frustrated little girl, throwing temper tantrums as she tried and failed to communicate what she wanted. Her parents searched for a sign language teacher for their severe to profoundly deaf two-year-old, but couldn’t find one until Becky Reeder and Beth Chilman came along and dedicated two to three days a week to teach her American Sign Language. » Read More

State and Territory EHDI Databases

What We Do and Don't Know About the Hearing or Audiological Data From Identified Children - The purpose of this study was to define the information currently collected by state and territory Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) coordinators and to determine whether best practice guidelines are used. » Read More
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