Early Hearing Detection and Intervention A roadmap to success

Specialty Care

Tools for Improvement

Confirm diagnostic audiology appointment at the first visit

Complete Parent Roadmap with families who have a child identified with hearing loss

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

Streamline authorizations to eliminate delay of connection to specialty providers such as Ophthalmology, ENT, and genetics 

Offer and provide referral to Minnesota Hands & Voices

Refer to Early Intervention through Help Me Grow

Obtain a consent for release of information at first contact

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

Resources: Tools for Improvement


Strengthen Care Coordination

 MN EHDI Patient Checklist for Primary Care Providers

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

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

The ENT Guide to the Newborn Hearing Diagnostic Process: Flowchart, Myths, and Facts

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.

Parent's Guide to Genetics and Hearing Loss

Questions You May Want to Ask Your Child's Medical Professional

Questions You May Want to Ask Your Child's Genetics Team

Questions You May Want to Ask Your Child's ENT Professional

Questions You May Want to Ask Your Child's Speech-Language Pathologist

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

Submit an order form for the following materials:

Beginnings Book - available in English and Spanish

Parent Roadmap (English, Hmong, Somali, Spanish)

Transient Follow-up Postcard

Connect to Community Resources

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

Minnesota Hands & Voices

Minnesota Hands & Voices: Resource Directory

Help Me Grow / Early Intervention

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.