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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 Trainings

The Texas Department of State Health Services through Texas Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (TEHDI) offers several opportunities for training screeners. Training can help a facility's overall compliance and certification as well as make a difference in a child’s life.

Certification Process

TEHDI certifies and renews newborn hearing screening, tracking and intervention programs in Texas. Learn about the facility certification requirements for newborn hearing screening. 

    Infant sleeps through her AABR hearing screening.Screener Workshops for New Facilities

    TEHDI screener workshops can be designed for new birthing centers that would like training on the program and the TEHDI management information system (MIS). 

    For more information, call TEHDI Coordinator Doug Dittfurth toll free at 1-800-252-8023, ext. 7726 or direct at 512-776-7726. (Use relay option of your choice to call if needed.) 

    Screener Sensitivity Training Video

    This video for newborn hearing screeners focuses on the emotional journey of families as they go through the newborn hearing screening process. The video was a collaboration of the North Carolina Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) Program and The CARE Project.

    Teleconference Calls for Birthing Facilities

    Every other month TEHDI hosts two teleconferences for certified birthing facilities to learn about new program enhancements, issues and to ask questions. For more information, contact OZ Systems at 866-427-5768 ext. 2446. 

    Technical Assistance for Facilities

    For technical assistance with the TEHDI MIS system, call OZ Systems at 866-427-5768 ext. 2446. For in-person technical assistance, send an email request to tehdi@dshs.texas.gov.

    Online Training Available with Free CEUs

    TEHDI Educational Materials

    After setting up a user identification and password in the TEHDI MIS system, you can request FREE brochures, informational fact sheets and guides to be sent to you. Some materials are designed for healthcare providers and others are for parents and parents-to-be. 

    Resources for Healthcare Providers provides PDF versions of TEHDI publications to view or download. If you have any questions, email tehdi@dshs.texas.gov.

    To order free brochures, fact sheets and guides about TEHDI continuum of care best practices, go to the Texas Health Steps Resource Catalog.

    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 January 17, 2019