Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) Progress Report Launch 2016

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Audiology
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SAC Official Documents

On January 18 2016, the Canadian Infant Hearing Task Force (CIHTF) released a new progress report on the state ofearly hearing detection and intervention (EHDI) programs in Canada. The EHDI Progress Report is an interim status update on the EHDI Report Card, which the task force released in 2014. The CIHTF — a collaboration between SAC and the Canadian Academy of Audiology (CAA) — has also released its first official EHDI Position Statement. SAC and the CIHTF sent advance copies of the EHDI Progress Report to all provincial and territorial health ministers one week prior to the official release, along with targeted letters that urge leaders to address specific issues in each region. We also sent a similar package to federal Health Minister Dr. Jane Philpott.