Early Hearing Detection and Intervention A roadmap to success

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Closing the follow-up gap

Additional data coming soon! MDH hearing screening and follow-up data

Highlight's from this year's annual report include quality improvement initiatives such as:

  • The implementation of MNScreen for electronic reporting of results (page 5)
  • Quality assurance reports and open discussions with audiologists (page 9)
  • Collaboration with local public health nurses to reduce loss to follow-up (page 11)
  • Participation in a national survey to assess Minnesota physicians' current knowledge, attitudes, and practices regarding hearing screening, diagnosis, and intervention (pages 6, 9, 15)

Roadmap for success

Create and maintain a care map outlining expected care through the first year of life.

Find Minnesota providers

Timely referrals to appropriate providers are critical for reducing loss to follow-up.

Resources for families

How early - and by what means - can you tell if a child is deaf or hard of hearing?