Information About Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) State Programs

This page has information for EHDI programs.

Resource Guide
Getting the Most from Working with CDC’s EHDI

This is an orientation for new Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) Project Directors, or a refresher for veteran managers, wanting to better understand their role as partners with CDC’s EHDI, as well as learn about available resources.

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Funded NCBDDD’s Outcomes and Developmental Data Assistance Center for EHDI

In 2020 CDC awarded funding to The Regents of the University of Colorado to serve as the first of its kind NCBDDD’s Outcomes and Developmental Data Assistance Center for Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (ODDACE). This new Center will expand public health capacity to gather, analyze, and use intervention and developmental outcome data of children who are deaf or hard of hearing (D/HH).

Over the course of this three-year project NCBDDD’s ODDACE will work with selected states to support children who are D/HH by

  1. documenting the receipt of intervention services,
  2. assessing the relationship between intervention services and developmental outcomes (including language), and
  3. promoting practices to ensure success in early childhood.

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Funded State EHDI programs

In 2020, CDC awarded multiple states and territories a new four-year award called “Improving Timely Documentation, Reporting, and Analysis of Diagnostic and Intervention Data through Optimization of EHDI Surveillance Practices and Information Systems.”

This Award aims to advance the capacity of jurisdictions to actively track infants to ensure they receive essential diagnostic services and enrolled in early intervention by

  • optimizing their Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) Information Systems and
  • expanding their ability to report, analyze, and use patient-level data.

Please click here for a map of funded states and territories

State & Territories Profiles

The State and Territorial Profile includes information about legislation, guidelines, grants and available educational materials.

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Annual State Data

Find EHDI annual state data

EHDI Contacts

Find the contact informationexternal icon, including websites, for EHDI funded and non-funded states and territories.

Free Materials

View and print educational materials, 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
  • And more…

Brochures and Fact Sheets

Conferences & Meetings

Every year, the 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 level 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

Recommendations and Guidelines

Find recommendations and guidelines related to universal newborn hearing screening and early hearing detection and intervention programs.

Recommendations and Guidelines

Other Resources

Public Health Grand Rounds