NCHAM Announcement

NCHAM is thrilled to announce that our proposal to the Funding Opportunity Announcement HRSA-15-085, National Technical Resource Center (NTRC) for Newborn Hearing Screening and Intervention has been funded for the period of April 1, 2015 to March 31, 2020. We are excited about continuing to work on efforts and activities to improve newborn hearing screening, diagnosis, and intervention programs.

A copy of the abstract we submitted is found at the link below.

Thank you for your continued support and collaboration!


The Importance of Pediatric Hearing Screening

Pediatric hearing screening essential

Every day as many as 33 (four per 1,000) children are born with a significant hearing loss. For children, hearing loss can interfere with the development of speech, language, and social skills, and it can hinder cognitive and academic development. Research has shown that the earlier hearing loss is detected and treatment is administered, the less likely a child will experience debilitating effects on their development.


EHDI Reauthorization: HR 1344 – Contact your Representative

This important legislation is what funds EHDI programs. EHDI means infant hearing screens, early intervention for babies with hearing loss, and parent to parent support programs for families. All together, EHDI means better outcomes for deaf and hard of hearing children.

Find your Representative at Click on the link under his or her picture to visit their website and get their telephone number. It is generally most effective to call the DC office.