Developed by the Joint Committee on Infant Hearing.

Key Points

This position statement builds on prior Joint Committee on Infant Hearing (JCIH) publications (2013 JCIH supplement on Early Intervention and 2007 JCIH Principles and Guidelines for Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Programs), updating best practices through literature reviews and expert consensus opinion on screening, identification, and audiological, medical, and educational management of infants and young children and their families. It serves to support the goals of universal access to hearing screening, evaluation, and intervention for newborns and infants and provides current information on the development and implementation of successful early hearing detection and intervention (EHDI) systems. The goals of EHDI are to maximize language and communication competence, literacy development, and psychosocial well-being for children who are deaf or hard of hearing. 

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