Hearing Loss in Children
EHDI National Goals
National Goals, Program Objectives, and Performance Measures for the Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) Tracking and Surveillance System
Goal 4. All infants and children with late onset, progressive or acquired hearing loss will be identified at the earliest possible time.
|Program Objectives||Performance Indicators|
|4.1 Risk factors: Each hospital, audiologist and other providers, will identify infants with risk factors for hearing loss and transmit the information to state.|
a. Number and percent of infants with one or more risk factors.
|4.2 Monitoring of at-risk infants. Each state will have a mechanism in place to monitor the hearing status of infants at risk for late onset and progressive hearing loss.|
a. Number and percent of infants with risk factors who are re-screened by 6 months.
|4.3 Acquired hearing loss. Each state will have a mechanism in place to identify and provide follow-up services for infants and children with acquired hearing loss.|
a. Number and percent of infants and children identified with acquired hearing loss.
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities
Hearing Loss Team
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