Early Hearing Detection and Intervention
Hearing loss is the most common occurring disability in infants. Early hearing detection and intervention is important in helping your baby to learn language.
The Connecticut Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) program strives to assure all babies are screened at birth, and that those with a hearing loss are diagnosed early and enrolled in an Early Intervention program, if eligible.
The goal of universal newborn hearing screening is to provide early hearing detection and intervention in an effort to prevent speech, language and other delays and support children in reaching their maximum potential.
National EHDI goals are:
Hearing screening at birth, before discharge
Diagnostic follow-up testing within three months
Referral to early intervention by six months
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