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Improvement Strategies


Educate the PCP/Medical Home staff about the medical work up for infants with hearing loss

Streamline authorizations for referral to eliminate delays

Note recommended return visits, if appropriate, on the EHDI Care Map for the family

Standardize message to assure the unbiased presentation of information

Communicate results to the medical home in time for next well baby visit

Determine etiology as a team- Unspecified is not an option

Manage congenital fluid aggressively if preventing the determination of etiology

Offer a referral to Guide By Your Side or other parent support groups

Resources: Tools for Improvement

Strengthen Care Coordination

Wisconsin EHDI Care Map

Enhancing Collaboration Between Primary and Subspecialty Care Providers for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs

EHDI Fax Back Form

Engage Families as Partners

Questions for Families to Ask their Genetics Team

Questions for Families to Ask the ENT Physician

Understanding the Genetics of Deafness

Connect to Community Resources

Regional Centers for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs

Community Resources List


Training Opportunities

Genetics for EHDI Professionals
An online, asynchronous course open to any professionals who work with deaf and hard-or-hearing individuals offered via distance learning twice a year.


"I left the ENT's Office without a follow-up appointment, feeling like I was annoying with my questions or wasting time. I felt as though I had valid concerns for my daughters."

-Parent of two daughters, one with a confirmed hearing loss and one with a suspected hearing loss