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The National Center for Hearing Assessment and Management (NCHAM) at Utah State University serves as the Early Hearing Detection and Intervention, National Technical Resource Center (EHDI NTRC) funded by Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) of the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) at the United States Department of Health and Human Services. The purpose of the EHDI NTRC is to provide support to EHDI programs in states and territories also funded by HRSA. The EHDI NTRC helps EHDI programs ensure that children who are deaf or hard of hearing (DHH) are identified through newborn, infant, and early childhood hearing screening and receive the diagnostic and early intervention services they need. To achieve these aims, the EHDI NTRC provides programs and professionals with:

  • Technical assistance
  • Training
  • Access to information about evidence-based practices
  • Partnership opportunities with national EHDI systems of care organizations and other key stakeholders, including those that represent and/ or serve families with children who are DHH.

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EHDI PALS: Early Hearing Detection & Intervention Pediatric Audiology Links to Services

EHDI-PALS links you to information, resources, and services for children with hearing loss. At the heart of EHDI-PALS is a national web-based directory of facilities that offer pediatric audiology services to young children.

Screenshots of EHDI PALS, highlighting information for Families and Professionals

NCHAM is a research center at Utah State University and is supported in part by funds from the Utah State Legislature as well as various private, state, and federal entities. Since 2001 NCHAM has also served as the National Technical Resource Center (NTRC) for all state-based Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) programs in the United States. The work of the NTRC is 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. Materials and activities described on this website represent many different views and opinions by stakeholders interested in improving services and outcomes for children who are deaf or hard of hearing. Authors and developers of those materials and activities are responsible for the views and content of material on this website and no endorsement by NCHAM or MCHB/HRSA is implied or expressed.

Disclaimer: The information provided in the newsfeed is intended to be general summary information to the public based on material found in various media. NCHAM seeks to promote dialogue about issues related to hearing loss in children including research findings, legislation, treatment & diagnosis, etc. and does not necessarily endorse the information contained in the material posted in the social media platforms found on this website. Any views or opinions presented remain the responsibility of the originating media source.

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