The Kansas Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) program can help provide you and your PCP with more information. Babies who are deaf or hard of hearing should be referred to Early Intervention for evaluation and services. Additionally, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) supports intervention programs for children who are deaf or hard of hearing within early intervention and school programming.
The audiologist, together with the otolaryngologist, can tell you the type and degree of hearing loss your baby has and what the next steps are. These next steps can vary depending on your family's choices, as well as the type and degree of hearing change.