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EHDI Program Update: CDC’s Progress in Detecting Infant Hearing Loss CDC’s EHDI has made clear progress in supporting the early identification in deaf and hard of hearing infants. The earlier children with hearing loss are identified and start getting intervention, the more likely they will reach their full potential. This factsheet demonstrates what CDC EHDI is doing and has done to support jurisdictions in identifying hearing loss early.
View and print – English Cdc-pdf[PDF – 776 KB].

Decision Guide to Communication Choices
Decision Guide to Communication Choices Helps parents of children who are deaf or hard of hearing outline initial steps in deciding on first communication options .
View and print – English Cdc-pdf[PDF – 296 KB]
View and print – Spanish Cdc-pdf[PDF – 908 KB]

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Making a Plan for Your Child (For download only) Helps parents of children who are deaf or hard of hearing work with professionals to build an Individual Family Service Plan.
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Questions You May Want to Ask Your Child’s Genetics Team: questions for families to ask their genetics team.
View and print – English Cdc-pdf[PDF – 837 KB].

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Questions You May Want to Ask Your Child’s Medical Professional: questions for families to ask their Medical Professional.
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Questions You May Want to Ask Your Child’s Early Interventionists: questions for families to ask their Early Interventionists
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Questions You May Want to Ask Your Child’s Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) Doctor: questions for families to ask their Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) doctor.
View and print – English Cdc-pdf[PDF – 258 KB]

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Questions You May Want to Ask Your Child’s Audiologist: questions for families to ask their audiologist.
View and print -English Cdc-pdf[PDF – 187 KB].

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Questions You May Want to Ask Your Child’s Speech Language Pathologist: questions for families to ask their Speech Language Pathologist
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Guía para familias de niños con pérdida auditiva

Communication product in Spanish for parents of children with hearing loss called “Guía para Familias de Niños con Pérdida Auditiva,” (Guide for Families of Children with Hearing Loss).

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Early Intervention: Communication and Language
Early Intervention: Communication and Language for Families of Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Infants
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Hearing Loss in Infants and Young Children: Considerations for Pediatric Primary Care Providers.
Key clinical practice points for pediatric care physicians from national Early Hearing Provider Education committee. Includes resource links.
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Just in time Mejor prevenir que no oír
Just in Time for Families (spiral-bound booklet) These materials provide an overview of the EHDI process, 1-3-6, risk factors, communication choices, and early intervention.
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View and print – Spanish Cdc-pdf[PDF – 4 MB]

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Just in Time Poster: “Is Your Child at Risk for Hearing Loss?”
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A Parents’ Guide in Genetics & Hearing Loss

A Parents’ Guide to Genetics and Hearing Loss: A guide about genetics for families. Use this material with genetics advisor or other health care professional.
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Learn the Signs materials
Child Development and Milestones
Find information about milestones that children should reach, developmental screening, and more.
From CDC’s “Learn the Signs. Act Early.” Campaign.

CDC's Hearing Loss Surveillance Activities Fact Sheet
CDC’s Hearing Loss Surveillance Activities
Overview of CDC’s surveillance work in hearing loss.
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What Else? Checklist.
For audiologists: Patient questions and topics identified as important by families of children with hearing loss.
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Infants who may be deaf or hard of hearing: Special considerations for Otolaryngology.
Summary findings for ENT practice from national committee report.
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Educational Materials from States

The National Center for Hearing Assessment and Management (NCHAM) has created a clearinghouse consisting of EHDI-related educational materials from U.S. states, territories and other jurisdictions.

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