Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Program 
Links, Resources, and Forms
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AAO-HNS  - The American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS)

Connecticut Birth to Three System  - The Mission of the Birth to Three System is to strengthen the capacity of families to meet the developmental and health-related needs of their infants and toddlers who have delays or disabilities. Online referral link for the Connecticut Birth to Three System online referral form 

Child Development Infoline  - Or, you may call: 1-800-505-7000 (TTY: 800-671-0737). Child Development Infoline (CDI) is a specialized unit of United Way of Connecticut. Care Coordinators are available to answer the phone Monday through Friday from 8am-6pm, except on holidays. Messages can be left 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and are returned promptly. This service is free and confidential, with multi-lingual and TTY capacity.

Connecticut Department of Public Health - Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs Program   - Link to the Children & Youth with Special Health Care Needs webpage. Children & Youth with Special Health Care Needs (CYSHCN) are those who have or are at increased risk for a chronic physical, developmental, behavioral, or emotional condition and require health and related services beyond that required for children in general.   
Connecticut Department of Public Health - Newborn Screening Program   - Connecticut State Law mandates that all newborns delivered in Connecticut be screened for selected genetic and metabolic disorders. The Newborn Screening Program consists of three components: Testing, Tracking, and Treatment. Specimens are tested at the Department of Public Health (DPH) State Laboratory and all abnormal results are reported to the DPH Tracking Unit who reports the results to the primary care providers and assures referrals are made to the state funded Regional Treatment Centers.
Connecticut Family Support Council   - The Connecticut Family Support Network helps families that are raising children with disabilities and special health care needs.
EHDI-PALS - "Early Hearing Detection & Intervention - Pediatric Audiology Links to Services," a web-based link to information, resources, and services for children with hearing loss. EHDI-PALS is a national directory of facilities that offer pediatric audiology services to children who are under five years of age.
Guide By Your Side - Guide By Your Side (GBYS) ™ is a program from Hands & Voices (H&V) that provides emotional support and unbiased information from trained Parent Guides to other families and to the systems that serve them. GBYS has been created to be a flexible program that will meet the unique family support and outreach needs of Connecticut.
Hands and Voices (Connecticut Chapter)Hands & Voices is a parent run, non-profit organization that is dedicated to supporting families with children who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing, without a bias around communication modes or methodology. They provide families with the resources, networks, and information they need to improve communication access and educational outcomes for their children. Their outreach activities, parent/professional collaboration, and advocacy efforts are focused on enabling Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing children reach their highest potential.        

National Center for Hearing Assessment and Management   - The goal of the National Center for Hearing Assessment and Management, at Utah State University, is to ensure that all infants and toddlers with hearing loss are identified as early as possible and provided with timely and appropriate audiological, educational, and medical intervention. The site offers an enormous amount of information for both parents and providers.


Brochures, pamphlets, and papers

AAP Pediatric EHDI Supplement (Articles from "PEDIATRICS", the official journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics)
NEW "Your Baby Needs Another Hearing Test\Cytomegalovirus Virus." This brochure replaces "A Parent's Guide to Diagnostic Hearing Testing of Infants".  The Spanish version is here.
Communicate with your Child Brochure and Resources
ENT Visit Tips (A guide for parents visiting an ear, nose, and throat doctor)
Guide By Your Side (GBYS) Brochure Insert and FAQ Sheet

Joint Committee on Infant Hearing 2007 Position Statement: Principles and Guidelines for Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Programs

Joint Committee on Infant Hearing 2000 Position Statement: Indicators Associated with Sensorineural and/or Conductive Hearing Loss 

"Listen Up!" brochure: English or Español

Parent Flowchart (A flowchart to help parents navigate the hearing screening process)

State and National Resources (Click here)

What Parents Should Know About Genetic Testing and Evaluation of Babies with Hearing Loss

Diagnostic Audiology Reporting Form: PDF or MS Word
B23\EHDI Fax-Back Form  (for Birth to Three Programs)
Newborn Hearing Screening Paper Reporting Forms:  Hospital Birth  or  Home Birth