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ENT-VSL-1.3 Data Details

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ENT-VSL-1.3 Increase the proportion of infants with confirmed hearing loss who are enrolled for intervention services no later than age 6 months

About the Data

Description of the data source, numerator, denominator, survey questions, and other relevant details about the national estimate.

Data Source: 
State-based Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Program Network
Changed Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch: 
Baseline (Year): 
50.0 (2007)
Target-Setting Method: 
10 percent improvement

Number of newborns with hearing loss who are enrolled in intervention services before age 6 months


Number of infants who have been diagnosed with hearing loss before 6 months of age

Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective: 
Retained from HP2010 objective
Data Collection Frequency: 
Methodology Notes: 

    Early intervention services can be public or private and are provided for a child’s hearing loss.

Trend Issues: 
Estimates from 2007 are based on 48 states excluding DE and GA. Estimates from 2008 are based on 47 states and DC excluding CA, DE, and GA. Estimates from 2009 are based on 47 states excluding DE, NV, and WI. Estimates from 2010 are based on 49 states and DC excluding NH. Estimates from 2011 are based on 48 states and DC excluding GA and NH.
Changes Between HP2010 and HP2020: 
In 2005, the Early Hearing and Detection Intervention (EHDI) Network introduced the Hearing and Screening Followup Survey. This survey collects more complete data and includes more specific data definitions than the data collection procedures utilized prior to its implementation. Consequently, some of the rates reported for years prior to 2005 are lower and are not comparable with current data.