Early Hearing Detection & Intervention
In 2015, the partnership between the University of South Dakota and the South Dakota Department of Health, known as the SD EHDI Collaborative, allowed the first HRSA grant to initiate quality improvement activities within the SD EHDI Program. The collaboration works to ensure Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) 1-3-6 guidelines are met. That all newborns have their hearing screening no later than one month of age. All infants who do not pass their initial screening receive diagnostic testing no later than three months of age. All infants identified with hearing loss should begin receiving early intervention services no later than six month of age.