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Policies and Procedures
The Arizona Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Program (EHDI) includes newborn hearing screening follow-up under the Office of Newborn Screening. Follow-up is conducted to meet the goals of:
- Screening all infants for hearing loss by one month of age
- Completing diagnostic testing before three months of age for children who fail the newborn hearing screen
- Enrollment in Early Intervention services as soon as possible (prior to 6 months of age) after diagnosis of hearing loss
In order for the Program to know where infants are in the process of early identification and to provide appropriate follow up, it is critical that providers know when and how to report screening and diagnostic results.