The EHDI Advisory Committee was established to provide direction and guidance to the Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Program. The membership represents a broad collaboration of persons and organizations that have an interest in the success of the program.
The EHDI Advisory Committee is committed to the adoption of Universal Newborn Hearing Screening and Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Programs. Our goal is to facilitate the early identification, diagnosis, amplification and intervention of infants and children with hearing loss in order to maximize developmental outcomes.
The purpose of the EHDI Advisory Committee is to guide the development, coordination, and quality evaluation of community-based EHDI programs. Specifically,
Early identification of hearing loss and early intervention are critical to speech/language development in children. As a result, North Carolina has the following goals for all children:
1 = All infants are screened for hearing loss prior to discharge from birthing/neonatal facilities, or within one month of birth.
3 = All infants referred from the screening process complete diagnostic audiological evaluation (PDF, 29 KB) by 3 months of age.
Diagnostic Testing Sites (PDF, 66 KB)