Early Hearing Detection and Intervention


The goal of the Virginia Early Hearing Detection and Intervention program is to screen infants, identify congenital hearing loss in children and to assure enrollment in intervention services. Infants who failed their initial hearing screen before hospital discharge should be screened for congenital Cytomegalovirus (cCMV).

The Virginia Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Program provides information and referral to families regarding newborn hearing screening, follow-up testing, and early intervention services.

Early Hearing Screening

congenital Cytomegalovirus

Children with Hearing Loss

Resources for Professionals

Events and Information

Did You Know?

  • Your baby will start to hear sound at 18 weeks of pregnancy and will begin responding to noise at 25 weeks of pregnancy.
  • About 1 out of every 200 babies is born with congenital Cytomegalovirus (cCMV) infection.
  • Three in 1,000 newborns have a hearing loss, which makes it the most common birth defect. 

Contact Us

Questions, comments, concerns?  Contact us as at va_ehdi@vdh.virginia.gov