Early Hearing Detection and Intervention A roadmap to success

Minnesota EHDI Program

Best Practice Guidelines

Educate providers about latest clinical recommendations

Identify criteria for personnel who can conduct hearing screenings

Establish State protocols on babies who do not pass UNHS

Develop and maintain a list of providers with knowledge and expertise on EHDI

Improve access to hearing aids, cochlear implants, and FM systems

Assess and monitor State's Part C program in current service delivery and effectiveness related to children who are deaf or hard of hearing

Provide formal feedback to birthing facilities regarding EHDI statistics

Create a formal annual needs assessment for families

Collect and disseminate data gathered by the EHDI Program

Resources: Best Practices Guidelines


2019 Joint Committee on Infant Hearing Position Statement

Supplement to the JCIH 2007 Position Statement: Principles and Guidelines for Early Intervention After Confirmation That a Child Is Deaf or Hard of Hearing

EHDI National Goals, CDC

Congenital Cytomegalovirus Infection in Pregnancy and the Neonate: Consensus Recommendations for Prevention, Diagnosis, and Therapy (2017)


Newborn Hearing Screening Mandate

Guiding Principles of MN EHDI Newborn Hearing Screening Advisory Committee

Guidelines for Universal Newborn Hearing Screening in the Well Baby Nursery

Guidelines for Universal Newborn Hearing Screening in the NICU

Guidelines for Universal Newborn Hearing Screening for Out-of-Hospital Births

Guidelines for Otolaryngologists

Guidelines for Primary Care and Medical Home Providers

Guidelines for Infant Audiologic Assessment

Guidelines for Pediatric Amplification

Guidelines for Audiologist Referral to Early Intervention, Medical Specialties and Connection to Parent-to-Parent and Family Support

Guidelines for Hearing Screening After the Newborn Period to Kindergarten Age

Screening Resources for After the Newborn Period:

Hearing Screening Training Manual for use in Child and Teen Checkups (C&TC), Early Childhood Screening, Head Start, and school-based programs

Otoscopy and Tympanometry Manual for use in Child and Teen Checkups (C&TC), Early Childhood Screening, Head Start, and school-based programs

Knowledge and Competencies for Professionals Working with Young Children who are Deaf or Hard and Hearing and Their Families

MN EHDI Annual Data Report