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National Goals, Program Objectives, and Performance Measures for the Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) Tracking and Surveillance System



Goal 7. Every state will have a comprehensive system that monitors and evaluates the progress towards the EHDI Goals and Objectives.

Program ObjectivesPerformance Indicators
7.1 Advisory Committee. Each state’s advisory committee will meet routinely to provide guidance on the EHDI system. The committee should include professionals, individuals with hearing loss, families with children who have permanent hearing loss, and others to provide guidance on the development and evaluation of the EHDI system.

a. List of Advisory Committee members.

b. Minutes of Advisory Meetings

7.2 Monitoring and evaluation. Each state EHDI program will develop a program evaluation plan in collaboration with the program Advisory Committee to ensure progress towards national and state program goals and objectives.

a. Annual evaluation reports that include accomplishments of national and state program goals and objectives.

7.3 Feedback from families. The state EHDI program will obtain feedback from parents on the EHDI process.

a. Copy of survey of parent concerns and issues.

b. Documented results of parent survey to stakeholders.

7.4 Surveillance of follow-up services. Each state will ensure that infants and children with hearing loss receive ongoing and appropriate follow-up services.

a. Number and percent of infants and children with hearing loss that received appropriate ongoing medical services from primary care, otolaryngologists, ophthalmologists, geneticists and genetic counselors.

b. Number and age of infants and children fitted with implants.

c. Number and percent of infants and children using each mode of communication, e.g., sign language, oral, cued speech at 6-month intervals.

d. Number and percent of infants and children achieving communication and social skills scores commensurate with their cognitive abilities age at 1, 3, 5, and 7 years of age.

e. Number and percent of infants and children with hearing aids that receive follow-up visits at 2-month intervals until age 2 years and and 3-month intervals until age 3.

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