Health Care for Children with Hearing Loss

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Hearing Screening

All birthing hospitals are required to conduct universal newborn hearing screening. All screening results or missed screenings must be reported to the EHDI Program using the following forms according to EHDI-MS Procedures:

Birthing hospitals should provide the following flyers:

Some birthing hospitals have chosen or are considering using a third party/outsourcing to conduct hearing screenings. Please see the following article for considerations when using or considering working with third party/outsourced hearing screeners.

Hearing Diagnosis

All Audiologists and Otolaryngologists are required to report results of all diagnostic appointments of infants and toddlers from referral from a hearing screening until confirmation, including reports of any missed appointments. In addition, any changes in hearing status must be reported to the EHDI Program using the following form according to EHDI-MS Procedures:

Provider Directories

Medical Homes for Children with Hearing Loss

Children with hearing loss should have access to a medical home to ensure they have consistent ongoing primary care that is coordinated with the specialists they need, such as Audiologists and Otolaryngologists. The Medical Home Portal provides vital information for physicians about children with hearing loss and deafness, including information about etiology, diagnosis, specialty care, and resources.

For additional details on the importance of appropriate and timely screening, diagnosis, management, and follow-up:

Additional Resources for Health Care Providers

Continuing Education:


Professional Association and Organizations:

Last reviewed on Oct 2, 2023 request edits

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