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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

    tehdi@dshs.texas.gov


Resources for Healthcare Providers

TEHDI Publications

Health professionals can order multiple free printed copies of the newborn hearing screening publications from the Texas Healthsteps Resource Catalog. Select "Newborn Hearing Screening Program" to see a list.

Doctor and young child.Educational Materials for Health Professionals

Reporting Testing Results

Educational Materials to Give Parents 

Brochures (English/Spanish)

Informational Sheets

Training

TEHDI offers several training opportunities for screeners. 

Report Follow-Up Care

To report follow-up care, facilities can use the free web-based TEHDI management information system (MIS). This online system helps to decrease possible data entry errors and assists with directing and coordinating necessary care. For information on how to obtain a user name and password, call OZ Systems at (866) 427-5768. Then select option 3.

Legislative Information

In 2011, newborn hearing screening in birthing facilities was changed from an “opt-in” to an “opt-out” screening process. This means that a newborn will receive the hearing screening unless the family declines. View the refusal form and other legislative information. 

Certification Requirements for Birth Facilities

TEHDI certifies those facilities with newborn hearing screening programs in accordance with Texas Department of State Health Services and Texas Health and Safety Code certification criteria as well as best practices protocols. Read about the facility certification requirements.

Additional Resources 


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 disabilities.  

Last updated April 30, 2019