According to the Virginia Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Program, up to 300 babies are born in Virginia each year who have a hearing loss. The resources and information found here are intended to help practitioners learn more about supporting young children with hearing loss and their families.
Virginia Specific Information
The Early Intervention Provider’s Guide for Children with Hearing Loss
VA Department of Health
When a child has been identified with a hearing loss, the parents may have many questions and there will be decisions they will need to make. You are one of the people to whom they will turn for help. This Guide will assist you in providing the best possible services to the family following the diagnosis of hearing loss. Together the Guides for Families, Early Intervention Providers, Physicians and Audiologists comprise a shared plan of care to help parents navigate the first part of their journey with their child with hearing loss.
VA School for the Deaf and the Blind
This free parent-infant education program is managed by VSDB and is designed for families raising children who are deaf, hard of hearing, who have low vision and who are blind.
Virginia Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Program (external website)
The goal of the Virginia Early Hearing Detection and Intervention program is to identify congenital hearing loss in children before three months of age and to assure enrollment in appropriate early intervention services before six months of age.
Virginia Project for Children and Young Adults with Deaf-Blindness
Partnership for People with Disabilities at VCU
The Virginia Project for Children and Young Adults with Deaf-Blindness is committed to supporting families, early intervention providers, and service providers as they work to improve outcomes for infants and toddlers who experience both vision and hearing loss. For information about this project, visit the website using the link above or click here to review a flyer.