UNHS materials for Primary Care Providers

Hearing loss is the most common congenital condition in the United States. Each year, an estimated three in 1,000 infants are born with moderate, severe, or profound hearing loss resulting in delayed development in language, learning, and speech.

Information and resources

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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