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Information for Early Intervention Providers

Information for Early Intervention Providers



Early Intervention (0-3 years)
Hearing loss can affect a child's ability to develop speech, language, and social skills. The earlier a child who is deaf or hard-of-hearing starts getting services, the more likely the child's speech, language, and social skills will reach their full potential.

Early intervention program services help young children with hearing loss learn language skills and other important skills. Research shows that early intervention services can greatly improve a child's development.

Babies that are diagnosed with hearing loss should begin to get intervention services as soon as possible, but no later than 6 months of age.


  • Rules of the Road: A Foundation for Understanding Early Hearing Detection and Intervention and The 1-3-6 Process: A Road Map for Newborn Hearing Screening and Follow-up.
  • CDC education efforts in the area of early hearing detection and intervention.
  • NCHAM serves as the National Resource Center for the implementation and improvement of comprehensive and effective Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) systems.
  • Virginia Hands & Voices Chapter
  • Guide-By-Your-Side (under construction)

Last Updated: 02-12-2013

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