Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Pediatric Audiology Facility Links to Services (EHDI-PALS)
The Center for Research and Evaluation is working with leading national organizations in order to help families of young children needing hearing tests find experienced providers nationwide. The EHDI-PALS Directory will be an online tool designed for families, physicians and other professionals to find where to go for newborn hearing tests based on the unique needs of their child. Partners include the American Academy of Audiology, the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, the Directors of Speech and Hearing Programs in State Health and Welfare Agencies, the Health Resources and Services Administration, the National Center for Hearing Assessment and Management, and consumers and parents. The planned launch date is set for November 2012.