Hawaii Newborn Hearing Screening: Provider’s Guide

The purpose of this guide is to provide an overview of the medical provider’s role in newborn hearing screening and resources for carrying out this role.

What is the Practitioner’s Role in Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI)?

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Ensure that all patients are on track with the EHDI 1-3-6 plan:

  • Intervention before age 6 months
    • Ensure all patients diagnosed with a hearing loss are enrolled in Early Intervention
    • Refer patients diagnosed with hearing loss for medical evaluation (ENT, ophthalmology, and genetics) to determine etiology

Last update: June 15, 2017