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State-based Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Program Network


The State-based Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Program Network (EHDI) programs are located in states and territories. These programs are designed to identify infants with hearing loss and enroll these infants in early intervention programs designed to help them develop communication skills. The EHDI network collaborates with states in the development and implementation of EHDI programs and assists states in building EHDI data an surveillance systems to ensure that all infants are screened for hearing loss and receive appropriate follow-up services. States report results of screenings and follow-up as part of the Annual EHDI survey.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities
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Numbers and percents of infants screened for hearing loss, diagnosed with hearing loss, and enrolled in intervention programs.
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Infants in reporting states.

State-reported numbers reflect documented cases of hearing loss.

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In 2007, 47 states and 2 territories provided at least partial information on screening, diagnosis, and intervention.

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