Early Hearing Detection and Intervention A roadmap to success

Engage families as partners
in the EHDI process

Minnesota Hands & Voices

"Parents need and want information – we can debate about 'how much information is too much too soon' and fret over whether they are understanding the information that they are given, but ultimately they have the right to the information and the responsibility to make decisions for their child. I think it is important to keep this in mind as we explore models for successful EHDI programs and evaluate information to be shared with parents and professionals."

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Early Hearing Detection Intervention: A Roadmap to Succfrom National Hands & Voices article:
What do Parents have to say about professional Bias? -Lisa Crawford

Early Hearing Detection Intervention: A Roadmap to Success

Jeanne Hollabaugh Parent Communication Video (also embedded on this page)

Also check out the following videos and interviews:

Hands & Voices™ Video

The "Loss & Found™" video developed by Hands & Voices™ provides information on what to do if your baby didn't pass their newborn hearing screening. They have two versions available.

Loss & Found™ with subtitles (07:49)

Loss & Found™ non-captioned (07:49)

The Importance of Early Hearing Detection and Intervention

Listen to an interview with MN EHDI Coordinator, Nicole Brown.

Mom Enough co-hosts Marty and Erin Erickson explore the importance of Early Hearing Detection and Intervention. In the early months and years of life a child is learning by leaps and bounds. And much of that learning happens through language and communication. So how early – and by what means – can you tell if a child is deaf or hard of hearing? And what are the options for early intervention to help the child and family build on ways of communicating and learning? (Source: MomEnough)

Resources to Share with Families:

Materials marked with * are available to order free-of-charge on the Minnesota Newborn Screening Program website.

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Before or during screening

Hearing Screening Myths

My Baby's Hearing: First Steps (English) (Spanish)

After screening

Parent Preparation for Audiology Appointment Form

Hearing PASS sheet* (English) (Hmong) (Karen) (Russian) (Somali) (Spanish)

Hearing REFER sheet* (English) (Hmong) (Karen) (Russian) (Somali) (Spanish)

Hearing Screening Follow-up Process

After diagnosis

What You Need to Know: Resources for Families - EHDI parent resource binder

EHDI Parent Resource Binder

Minnesota Parent Roadmap (English)

UMN Lions Infant Hearing Device Loaner Program

Insurance Coverage for Pediatric Hearing Aids - Minnesota Statute 62Q.675

Hearing Aid Law - 18 Years or Younger

Information about purchasing hearing aids for children (MNCDHH)

Hearing Aid Appeals: Information For Parents (if denied insurance coverage) - Contact DHS Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services for current packet at Voice: 651-431-5940 or videophone: 888-206-6513

Hearing Loss, Genetics and Your Child: ACMG Brochure (English) (Spanish)

Genetics of Hearing Loss Flyer (MDH)

MDH CYSHN Information and Resources for Families

PACER Center

NCHAM Communicate With Your Child

NCHAM Communicate With Your Child (brochures in 6 languages)

My Baby's Hearing: Next Steps (English) (Spanish)

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

Deaf and Hard of Hearing-Related Apps for Mobile Devices

Making a Plan for Your Child:  IFSP Considerations for Children who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Minnesota Hands & Voices: Resource Directory

Deaf Mentor Family Program at Lifetrack

Sign It! American Sign Language (ASL) classes online: free to families of children who are DHH (under the age of 3)

Sign It!

Hear To Learn: An interactive resource in English and Spanish, for parents and professionals to support spoken language development

Hear to Learn

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?