About the Canadian Infant Hearing Task Force
The Canadian Infant Hearing Task Force, a collaboration between Speech-Language & Audiology Canada (SAC) and the Canadian Academy of Audiology (CAA), is a national group of leaders in hearing health who promote and advocate for comprehensive early hearing detection and intervention (EHDI) programs across Canada.
Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) refers to programs that include all aspects of screening infants for hearing loss, identifying hearing loss in infants referred from screening and intervention services for infants found to have hearing deficits. An EHDI program is more comprehensive than a universal newborn hearing screening program (see below).
In Canada, the Canadian Infant Hearing Task Force (CIHTF) works to promote, support and advocate for comprehensive EHDI programs in all Canadian provinces and territories.
For the latest EHDI advocacy, please click here to see CIHTF's 2019 EHDI Report Card.
|READ THE 2016 EHDI PROGRESS REPORT||READ THE EHDI POSITION STATEMENT||READ THE 2014 EHDI REPORT CARD|
Wondering what hearing screening looks like? Here are some photos: