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EHDI: Early Hearing Detection & Intervention

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((( State EHDI Information

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Every state and territory in the United States has now established an Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) program. The EHDI program staff are responsible for creating, operating, and continuously improving a system of services which assures that:

  • Every child born with a permanent hearing loss is identified before 3 months of age and provided with timely and appropriate intervention services before 6 months of age.
  • Every family of an infant with hearing loss receives culturally-competent family support as desired.
  • All newborns have a "medical home."
  • Effective newborn hearing screening tracking and data management systems are linked with other relevant public health information systems.

This section provides information about the EHDI system in each state and territory.