Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Act of 2015 (H.R. 1344)
Representatives Brett Guthrie (R-KY) and Lois Capps (D-CA) introduced the Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Act of 2015 (H.R. 1344). This bill reauthorizes Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) programs over the next five years. To ensure the continued success of existing EHDI programs, this legislation makes a number of key improvements, including expanding EHDI programs to include young children, clarifying the roles of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), and improving access to appropriate follow-up and intervention when hearing loss is identified.