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Graphic: Globe with stick figures holding handsTo help increase education, awareness, and research about hearing loss, we partner with many organizations, professionals, and other individuals in these efforts.



Conferences

Every year, the Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) National Conference brings together a wide variety of attendees including those who:

  • Work in state EHDI programs
  • Assist in EHDI efforts on the federal level
  • Provide screening, diagnostic and early intervention support at the national, state and local levels to young children with hearing loss and their families
  • Champion Medical Home activities within each state
  • Are parents of children with hearing loss
  • Are deaf or hard-of-hearing adults who are helping to expand opportunities for young children with hearing loss

Upcoming Conference – Save the Date!

12th ANNUAL EARLY HEARING DETECTION & INTERVENTION MEETING
April 14 - 16, 2013
Glendale, AZ

11th Annual EHDI Conference
St. Louis MO 2012

10th Annual EHDI Conference
Atlanta, GA 2011

Teleconferences and Transcripts

These teleconferences are usually held bimonthly on the fourth Thursday of February, April, June, August, October and December unless otherwise announced. The conferences:

  • Start at 4:00 PM Eastern
  • Serve as a forum to discuss and share EHDI issues, ideas and activities with people working in fields related to newborn screening
  • Provide toll-free audio and web access to all participants and free captioning services by request.
Previous Teleconferences »

May is Better Hearing and Speech Month

Better Hearing and Speech Month is observed every May to raise awareness about hearing loss and other communication disorders. Many organizations plan activities during the month to promote screenings and communication options. Learn more from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s Better Hearing and Speech Month webpage.

Get Involved and Spread the Word!

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Visit CDC’s Hearing Loss in Children website to learn more about hearing loss, signs & symptoms, screening, diagnosis, treatments, and intervention services.

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Free Materials

View, print, and order brochures, including:

  • Questions You May Want to Ask Your Child’s Audiologist

  • Just in Time for Pediatric Primary Care Providers

  • Guía para padres sobre la genética y la pérdida auditiva

  • A Parent’s Guide to Hearing Loss CD ROM

  • And more…

Brochures and Fact Sheets »

Links to Other Websites

Find more information and resources on hearing loss from other organizations »



Friends of National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities

The Friends of National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities is a coalition of government and private sector organizations who work together to enhance the mission and activities of the National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities. If you would like to become a partner and receive the newsletter, email updates, and other information, please visit the Friends of NCBDDD website.

 

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Contact Us:
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

    National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities

    Hearing Loss Team

    1600 Clifton Road
    MS E-87
    Atlanta, GA 30333
  • 800-CDC-INFO
    (800-232-4636)
    TTY: (888) 232-6348
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