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NCHAM: National Center for Hearing Assessment and Management, Utah State University

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((( About the National Center for Hearing Assessment and Management

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The goal of the National Center for Hearing Assessment and Management (NCHAM - pronounced "en-cham") 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. NCHAM's research, training, and technical assistance activities contribute to this goal by working to achieve the following objectives:

  • Every child born with a hearing loss is identified before 3 months of age and provided with timely and appropriate intervention by 6 months of age.
  • Every family of an infant with hearing loss receives culturally-competent family support as desired.
  • All newborns have a "medical home."
  • State Departments of Health have effective newborn hearing screening tracking and data management systems which are linked with other relevant public health information systems.

NCHAM serves as the National Technical Resource Center for all state-based Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) programs in the United States. Materials and activities described on this website were funded in part by a cooperative agreement (U52MC04391) from the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) of the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) at the United States Department of Health and Human Services. NCHAM staff are responsible for the views and content of material on this website and no endorsement by MCHB/HRSA is implied or expressed.