Early Hearing Detection and Support Resources for Providers

Facilities and services in Washington

Best practice protocols

Reporting results to the EHDDI Program

Order hearing screen cards

Risk factors for hearing loss

Training resources

Laws and regulations

Related programs and organizations

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Hearing loss is among the most common congenital conditions in the United States with a prevalence of around 1 to 3 per 1000 births. Hearing loss in children has been associated with delayed communication and social development. Studies show that identifying these infants early and enrolling them in intervention services by 6 months of age contributes to age-appropriate language and cognitive development.

Hearing screeners, midwives, audiologists, primary care providers and early intervention providers each have an important role in early hearing loss detection, diagnosis and intervention.

Email EHDDI at ehddi2@doh.wa.gov
Or call 1-888-WAEHDDI (1-888-923-4334)