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Last Modified: 12/16/2020

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Early Childhood Hearing Screening & Follow-up

The number of children with hearing loss doubles during early childhood--from approximately 3 in 1000 at birth to 6 in 1000 by school age. Providing hearing screening during the early language-learning years is critical for helping more children receive the benefits of early identification and intervention.

Hearing Screening Program Development

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The Early Childhood Hearing Outreach (ECHO) Initiative is focused on extending the benefits of periodic hearing screening to young children in a variety of health and education settings. Our goals are to ensure that early childhood education and health care providers have access to resources for screening children:

Resources for EHDI Programs


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