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
Create and maintain a care map outlining expected care through the first year of life.
Timely referrals to appropriate providers are critical for reducing loss to follow-up.