Universal Newborn Hearing Screening materials for health care providers

Information and resources for primary care providers, early intervention providers, and audiologists.

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Materials for primary care providers

Children who are deaf or hard of hearing face a potential developmental emergency and should be identified as quickly as possible so that appropriate intervention services can be started. The AAP provides a comprehensive overview of Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI).

Early Intervention

All children who have a diagnosis of hearing loss are eligible for early intervention. To refer a child to early intervention, contact your local early intervention agency.

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Materials for early intervention providers

Early Intervention Programs are encouraged to subcontract with appropriate low incidence/specialty service specialists if they are not able to accommodate a child’s needs within their own program. Staff should consult with their supervisor/program director before referring children to specialty providers to ensure that a contractual relationship exists between the provider and the Early Intervention Program. It is expected that children served by specialty providers will remain active in their Early Intervention Programs. The Early Intervention Program is holder of the Individualized Family Service Plan and coordinates transition to the LEA, as well as providing whatever early intervention services are appropriate to the child and family.

Connect with the Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children’s Specialists to help your families better understand how hearing loss might affect development and review options for services and supports.

(617) 740-1600 Voice
(617) 740-1700 TTY
(617) 326-7546 Video Phone

National Center for Hearing Assessment and Management (NCHAM)  serves as the National Technical Resource Center for the implementation and improvement of comprehensive and effective Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) systems. As a multidisciplinary Center, our goal is to ensure that all infants and toddlers with hearing loss are identified as early as possible and provided with timely and appropriate audiological, educational, and medical intervention.

Setting Language in Motion: Family Supports and Early Intervention for Babies who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing is a free, web-based resource developed as a collaborative effort between the Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center and the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program of Boston Children's Hospital. It is based on the Building Blocks of Intervention webinar series created by the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program at Children's. The goal of Setting Language in Motion is to foster an understanding of the importance of early language acquisition that supports robust linguistic competence and conceptual development in children who are deaf or hard of hearing. Early intervention providers, deaf educators, early childhood specialists and allied professionals, parents, and other caregivers will benefit from this resource.

The Clarke Wednesday Webinar Series is intended to make information about listening and spoken language development for children who are deaf and hard of hearing accessible to all.

The Decibels Foundation has created an on-line calendar for events for children with hearing loss and their families.  Help parents connect with other families and spread the word about this resource.

Materials for Audiologists

Events calendar

The Decibels Foundation has created an on-line calendar for events for children with hearing loss and their families.  Help parents connect with other families and spread the word about this resource.

National Center for Hearing Assessment and Management (NCHAM)

NCHAM serves as the National Technical Resource Center for the implementation and improvement of comprehensive and effective Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) systems. As a multidisciplinary Center, our goal is to ensure that all infants and toddlers with hearing loss are identified as early as possible and provided with timely and appropriate audiological, educational, and medical intervention.

Setting Language in Motion

Setting Language in Motion: Family Supports and Early Intervention for Babies who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing is a free, web-based resource developed as a collaborative effort between the Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center and the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program of Boston Children's Hospital. It is based on the Building Blocks of Intervention webinar series created by the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program at Children's.

The goal of Setting Language in Motion is to foster an understanding of the importance of early language acquisition that supports robust linguistic competence and conceptual development in children who are deaf or hard of hearing. Early intervention providers, deaf educators, early childhood specialists and allied professionals, parents, and other caregivers will benefit from this resource.

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