Louisiana Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (LA EHDI) Program

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LA EHDI promotes the national EHDI goals and timelines recommended by the CDC, AAP, JCIH, ASHA, AAA, HRSA/MCHB, NIH/NIDCD and other organizations


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Each year, approximately 12,000 babies are born in the United States with permanent hearing loss.  Since one of three newborns out of 1,000 have a hearing loss, it is the most frequently occuring birth defect.  Additionally, another two to three children per 1,000 will acquire a hearing loss after birth.
Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) is a national initiative that supports the early identification of infants with hearing loss through screening, audiologic evaluation, medical evaluation, enrollment in early intervention and family to family support services.  If early identifiction and intervention does not happen, speech and language development as well as academic achievement and social-emotional development will be adversely affected.


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