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    Newborn Screening Unit
    Texas Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (TEHDI)
    PO Box 149347, MC-1918
    Austin, Texas 78714-9347

    Fax: 512-776-7125
    Toll-free: 800-252-8023, ext. 7726


Texas Early Hearing Detection and Intervention

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COVID-19 and Newborn Hearing Screening

Thank you health care providers for all the work you do on behalf of Texas Newborns. During this public health COVID-19 disaster, we realize that you may need to alter your newborn hearing screening activities. Please visit our COVID-19 FAQ page for important information. 

July 2019 Distinguished Facilities 

TEHDI recognizes 181 facilities with distinguished status as of the July 2019 certification cycle. View list of distinguished facilities. 

Amended Program Certification Protocols Effective July 1

The newborn hearing screening program protocols and certification were amended and went into effect July 1, 2019. Read about the certification protocols and the certification process.

Texas and National Data

View early hearing detection and intervention annual data and national summaries from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Zade pointing.Zade’s Story: TEHDI Makes a Difference

Zade has been wearing hearing aids for most of his young life. In the photo at right, he points to providers in the continuum of care to use the online TEHDI management information system that tracks the screening, diagnosis, and intervention process. Read more about Zade’s journey through the TEHDI process.

Pediatric Audiology Services 

Early Hearing Detection and Intervention – Pediatric Audiologists Links to Services (EHDI-PALS) provides a national web-based directory of facilities that offer pediatric audiology services to young children who are younger than five years of age.

Providers are encouraged to list their facilities in the EHDI-PALS directory. List or update your facility in the directory.

Reporting to TEHDI

DSHS and TEHDI provide reporting requirements to the statewide system for all hearing screening service providers. DSHS and its contractor, OZ Systems, are committed to providing the guidance and advice needed to help all facilities achieve required certification criteria and performance standards. 

For information on how to obtain a user name, password and schedule system training, call Oz Systems at (866) 427-5768. Then select option 3. 

Last updated April 2, 2020