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Early Hearing Detection and Intervention: New ASHA Guidelines Available on Children, Ages Birth to 5

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Early Hearing Detection and Intervention: New ASHA Guidelines Available on Children, Ages Birth to 5

Diefendorf, A. (2005, April 12). The ASHA Leader.

Over the past decade, the emphasis on universal early detection of hearing loss in infants has grown considerably. The goal of early hearing detection and intervention (EHDI) is to maximize linguistic and communicative competence and literacy development for children who are hard of hearing or deaf. Without appropriate opportunities to learn language, children who are hard of hearing or deaf will fall behind their hearing peers in language, cognition, and social-emotional development.

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