Available Services for Newborn Hearing Screening
Resources for families and providers on deafness and hearing loss, state requirements, intervention services, and related handouts are available at [https://health.utah.gov/cshcn/programs/ehdi.html]. Statewide hearing screening and audiology diagnostic providers can be found at [https://health.utah.gov/cshcn/programs/map.html]. Families of infants identified with permanent hearing loss are offered targeted services for deaf and hard of hearing children birth through 3 years of age through the UDOH Baby Watch Early Intervention Program ([https://health.utah.gov/cshcn/programs/babywatch.html BWEI]) and the Utah School for the Deaf Parent Infant Program ([https://www.usdb.org/programs/deaf-and-hard-of-hearing/ USDB]). Families in need of parent-to-parent support upon initial diagnosis or at any point throughout the EHDI process may contact EHDIparents@utah.gov. For up-to-date resources and community happenings, interested parties can follow the Utah EHDI Family Support and Information Facebook page (@UtahEHDI). Topics of interest to deaf and hard of hearing families are presented live monthly through the Utah EHDI WebinEARS series and are recorded and available on the Facebook page. The Utah Parent Center helps all families no matter their child's diagnosis. For more information, visit [https://utahparentcenter.org]. The Utah Children's Hearing Aid Program (CHAP) provides access to hearing aids to children under 6 years of age for financially eligible families. For more information and/or to apply, visit [https://health.utah.gov/cshcn/programs/chap.html].