Resources & Information

For families with a child newly identified as deaf or hard of hearing, you may have many unanswered questions. And as you continue your journey, learning what works best for your family, you will continue to have questions.

Minnesota Hands & Voices provides information and resources that will address your questions and assist as you make important decisions.

Please visit our Resource Directory that lists both MN and national organizations and programs, as well as a list of helpful websites covering a number of topics about which you might have questions.

Other Websites & Resources:

Minnesota Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI)

Minnesota Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI)
EDHI provides a number of important resources, including the Roadmap to Success, a searchable directory of Minnesota pediatric audiologist and other providers, and materials and other resources for families. Resources for families include information about hearing screening and follow-up, audiology appointments, causes, a parent resource organizer, links to helpful organizations, and more.

Minnesota Department of Human Services

Minnesota Department of Human Services
DHS provides services and information to help Minnesotans who are deaf, deafblind, and hard of hearing and their families.

Supporting Success for Children with Hearing Loss

Supporting Success for Children with Hearing Loss
Information and resources with the goal of improving the futures of children who are deaf and hard of hearing, including the topics of technology, communication opportunities, education, advocacy, and social considerations.


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Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) refers to the practice of screening every newborn for hearing loss prior to hospital discharge. Infants not passing the screening receive diagnostic evaluation before three months of age and, when necessary, are enrolled in early intervention programs by six months of age. All 50 states and the District of Columbia have Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) laws or voluntary compliance programs that screen hearing.

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