Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) Program
The Michigan Early Hearing Detection & Intervention (EHDI) Program's goals are to provide for better outcomes for Michigan newborns and young children with hearing loss and their families, through early hearing screening, appropriate audiological diagnosis, and intervention.
The 1/3/6 Goals for EHDI include:
"1" - All infants are screened for hearing loss no later than 1 month of age, preferably before hospital discharge.
"3" - All infants who do not pass the screening will have a diagnostic hearing evaluation no later than 3 months of age.
"6" - All infants with a hearing loss are enrolled in early intervention services no later than 6 months of age.
How is Michigan Doing?
In 2016 out of 109,450 infants that were screened, 175 were diagnosed with permanent hearing loss through EHDI.
EHDI Program Contacts:
Infant Health Unit Manager: Nick Drzal, 517-241-5380
Infant Health Unit Secretary: Patricia Taylor, 517-335-8955
EHDI Coordinator: Debra Behringer, 517-373-8601
Follow-Up Consultant: Michelle Garcia, 517-335-8878
Program Consultant: Nan Asher, 517-335-8273
Data Analyst: Erin Estrada, 517-335-8916
FAX Number: 517-763-0183