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Improvement Strategies


Legislate mandated hearing screening and follow-up

Educate providers about latest clinical recommendations

Identify criteria for personnel who can conduct hearing screenings

Establish State protocols on babies who do not pass UNHS

Develop and maintain a list of providers with knowledge and expertise on EHDI

Improve access to hearing aids, cochlear implants, and FM systems

Assess and monitor State's Part C program in current service delivery and effectiveness related to children who are deaf or hard of hearing

Provide formal feedback to birthing facilities regarding EHDI statistics

Create a formal annual needs assessment for families

Collect and disseminate data gathered by the EHDI Program

Resources: Tools for Improvement

EHDI Continuous Quality Improvement



EHDI Goal Bank


Assure Change is an Improvement


Engage Families as Partners

Oticon Kids website

Phonak website

Advanced Bionics - Listening Room website

Cochlear Corporation - Hope Notes website

National Quality Improvement Resources

National Initiative for Children's Healthcare Quality

Training Opportunities

13th Annual EHDI Conference

April 13 - 15, 2014

Jacksonville, FL