Early Hearing Detection and Intervention A roadmap to success

Engage families as partners
in the EHDI process

Image titleParents 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 SuccNational H & V Newsletter:
What do Parents have to say about professional Bias?
-Lisa Crawford (Summer 2009)

Early Hearing Detection Intervention: A Roadmap to Success

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

Minnesota Department of Health website: Minnesota Children and Youth with Special Health Needs (MCYSHN)

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

Learning the Cause of Your Baby's Hearing Loss  (English)

What You Need to Know: Resources for Families - a parent resource organizer

Minnesota Parent Roadmap (English) (Spanish) (Hmong) (Somali)

Insurance Coverage for Pediatric Amplification - 2014 Minnesota Statute 62Q.675

Hearing Aid Law - 18 Years or Younger 

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

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?