Annual Data: Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) Program

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More and more babies who are deaf or hard of hearing are being identified early in the United States. 2,634 babies in 2005 vs. 6,518 babies in 2021.

Please click on the following links to see annual EHDI data including national summaries by year, and summaries by jurisdictions for key data items, including, screening, diagnosis, and enrollment in early intervention.

* Please Note:

  • Data for years 1999 – 2004 and 2005 and later were collected using different surveys and methods. As a result, the data for years 1999 – 2004 are not directly comparable to the data for year 2005 and later.
  • Information collected by CDC EHDI reflects data that states and territories have actually documented without any estimation. As a result, data reported by CDC EHDI may differ from other national sources.