Hearing Loss in Children: Information for Partners
To help increase education, awareness, and research about hearing loss, we partner with many organizations, professionals, and other individuals in these efforts.
Latest Notice of Funding Opportunity from CDC EHDI (FOA CDC-RFA-DD17-1701)
CDC has awarded states and territories a new three year award called “Documentation and Use of Follow-up Diagnostic and Intervention Services Data through the Maintenance and Enhancement of the Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Information System (EHDI-IS)”
Planning an Evaluation of an EHDI Information System
The information in this document can help you conduct an evaluation of an EHDI-IS. It is based on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Framework for Program Evaluation in Public Health, and the Updated Guidelines for Evaluating Public Health Surveillance Systems. While this resource is not intended to be a complete technical guide, it does describe the important steps of an evaluation. To help explain this information, the document uses examples from a fictional EHDI program to illustrate the major steps in planning and performing an evaluation.
Jurisdiction Data System Summary
Intended Use: To be used as a resource for states/territories (jurisdictions) to determine commonalities among their data systems and to encourage open communication.
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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
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 webpageexternal icon.
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Listen to These Podcasts and PSAs and Share Them with Others
- Podcast: Early Hearing Detection and Intervention: Can Your Baby Hear?
- A 30-second and a 60-second radio public service announcement (PSA) in Spanish
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…
Links to Other Websites
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 websiteexternal icon.