TEHDI - Resources for Healthcare Providers


Texas Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (TEHDI) Publications

Doctor and young child.Order multiple printed copies of the following publications from the Texas Healthsteps Resource Catalog. Select Newborn Hearing Screening.

Order Brochures to Give Parents 


The TEHDI Trainings page provides information about in-person and online trainings.


Follow-up Report Form

The passage of HB411 during the 82nd Legislative Regular Session changed newborn hearing screening in birthing facilities from an “opt-in” to an “opt-out” screening process. This means that a newborn will receive the hearing screening unless the family decides to decline the screening.  The executive commissioner of the Health and Human Services Commission, in collaboration with the DSHS, prescribed a form to document a parent's decision to decline the newborn hearing screening. The form is to be used only when a family declines the hearing screening. This form should not be included within the regular admission paperwork that a family signs.  

Certification Requirements for Birth Facilities

Additional Resources for Audiologists and Physicians

External links to other sites are intended to be informational and do not have the endorsement of the Texas Department of State Health Services. These sites may not be accessible to people with visual impairment.  

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Last updated September 10, 2014