March 8-10, 2020 • Kansas City, MO

2020 Early Hearing Detection & Intervention Meeting

In its 19th year, the EHDI Meeting has built a strong reputation for bringing together a wide variety of attendees including those who: work in state Early Hearing Detection and Intervention programs; assist in EHDI efforts on the federal level; provide screening, diagnostic and early intervention support at the state/ local level to young children with hearing loss and their families; champion Medical Home activities within each state; are parents of children with hearing loss; or are deaf or hard-of-hearing adults who are helping to expand opportunities for young children with hearing loss. EHDI Meeting participants will range from state and local programs to the federal level and from academics to families.


The goal of the annual EHDI Meeting is to enhance the implementation of comprehensive state-based Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) programs. After participating in the meeting, participants will be better able to:

Identify and promote knowledge and awareness of successful strategies for implementing comprehensive state-based EHDI programs that include screening, audiologic diagnostic evaluation, early intervention, medical home, reporting, tracking, surveillance, loss to follow-up issues, data integration, and other related surveillance components.

Interpret and describe current research and research methods related to EHDI.

Examine cultural competence of providers and assess their ability to work with children who are deaf or hard of hearing, their families, and communities.

Discuss the importance of enhancing and creating new and ongoing working relationships among federal agencies, non-profit organizations, state health departments and educational agencies, advocacy groups, families, and professionals.

By registering for the Annual EHDI Meeting, all participants agree to abide by the following Principles of Participation:
The right to participate in the EHDI Annual Meeting is fundamental to ensuring open dialogue between all EHDI stakeholders. The Meeting Organizers encourage respectful dialogue as a key element of participation among all meeting participants. The EHDI Annual Meeting opposes the disruption of any meeting sessions or events that results in the inability for dialogue to take place.

The EHDI Annual Meeting reserves the right to withdraw the name badge, and therefore deny access, to participants who do not adhere to these Principles of Participation.

Accessibility Guidelines

English and American Sign Language (ASL) are the languages for the meeting.

The 2020 EHDI Annual Meeting Planning Committee has developed guidelines to maximize access for all participants in the EHDI Meeting. To read the guidelines, please click here

Filming and photography

Presentations/Posters may be recorded, transcribed and or videotaped for the purpose of being used and distributed in various formats by the EHDI Planning Committee. Unless a presenter specifically objects in writing prior to the EHDI Meeting, the EHDI Planning Committee has permission and is authorized to videotape, audiotape, photograph, record, edit or otherwise reproduce presentations/posters and to use in formats and purposes as stated. No other filming can be done during the EHDI meeting without written permission.

We hope you will be able to join us for an exciting Meeting in Kansas City, MO!

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