Early Hearing Detection and Intervention A roadmap to success

Medical home

Tools for Improvement

Review Newborn Hearing Screening results at first Well Child visit

Confirm that follow-up appointments have been scheduled

Complete the Patient Checklist for Primary Care Providers with families who need further screening for hearing loss

Ensure follow-up appointments are completed and results received

Complete Parent Roadmap for families with a child identified with hearing loss

Streamline authorizations to eliminate delay to specialty providers such as ORL, ENT, and genetics 

Offer and provide referral to Minnesota Hands & Voices

Refer to Early Intervention through Help Me Grow

Respond promptly to Minnesota Department of Health requests for follow-up information and plans

Resources: Tools For Improvement

Resources: Tools for Improvement

Strengthen Care Coordination

Newborn Hearing Screening Fact Sheet

EHDI Patient Checklist for Primary Care Providers

Enhancing Collaboration Between Primary and Subspecialty Care Providers for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs

Hearing Screening: Coding for Medical Home Visits (AAP)

Bright Futures Coding for Preventive Care (AAP)

The Journey Through Diagnosis: A guide for families of children with a genetic condition- Midwest Genetics Network

Minnesota Department of Health, Health Care Homes

Clinic Quality Assurance Checklist

Sharing Child Information to Coordinate Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) Referrals Guide

Engage Families as Partners

EHDI Parent Resource Binder features the Parent Roadmap and offers more in depth information about hearing loss.  Any child living in Minnesota that is newly identified with a hearing loss will receive a printed copy of this resource binder.

Does My Child Have a Hearing Loss?  Emergency & Community Health Outreach (English) (Hmong) (Somali) (Spanish)

Partnering with your Doctor The Medical Home Approach: A guide for families of children with special health care needs - Region 4 Midwest Genetics Network (English) (Spanish) (Arabic)

Connect to Community Resources

Minnesota Department of Human Services: Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services

Local Public Health - County Agencies

Local Public Health - EHDI Key Contacts

Minnesota Hands & Voices

Minnesota Hands & Voices: Resource Directory

Help Me Grow

Training Opportunities

EHDI Grand Rounds: Management of Pediatric Hearing Loss
This recorded webinar (presented at Children's Grand Rounds on 1-29-2015) provides information on the work-up of sensorineural hearing loss, different treatment options including cochlear implants, and the importance of monitoring for hearing loss in infants and toddlers.  Presented by Frank Rimell, MD; Brianne Roby, MD; and Abby Meyer, MD.

To view the webinar you will need to follow the directions at the top of the Children's Grand Rounds page and create an account.


"Although most pediatricians believe that they have primary responsibility for follow-up planning for children who do not pass their hearing screens, they frequently do not have the access they need to screening-test results or to the results of any subsequent diagnostic evaluations."

Improving Follow-up to Newborn Hearing Screening: A Learning-Collaborative Experience