Introduction to Virginia’s Early Hearing Detection and Intervention
This training gives healthcare providers information on the processes for hearing screenings, as well as the resources that will help parents understand the testing process, roles, and responsibilities.

Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:

  • Describe the importance of early hearing detection and intervention
  • Identify roles of primary stakeholders in hearing screening and follow up
  • Identify the requirements for newborn hearing screening in the hospital setting
  • Identify the risk indicators for late onset hearing loss
  • Describe Virginia’s Shared Plan of Care
  • Understand the process of reporting to Virginia Department of Health
  • Identify the different types of hearing loss

This course was created by the Virginia Early Detection and Intervention Advisory Committee and the University of Virginia School of Medicine, Office of Continuing Medical Education.

Virginia Early Detection and Intervention Advisory Committee Members: (*denotes VDH Project Leads)

  • Jennie Dinh, Newborn Screening Program Administrator, Virginia Department of Health
  • Jennifer Macdonald*, MPH, BSN, RN – Manager, Newborn Screening & Birth Defects Surveillance Programs Manager at Virginia Department of Health
  • Daphne Miller*, Virginia EHDI Program Coordinator, Virginia Department of Health
  • Deepali Sanghani, Virginia EHDI Follow-up Coordinator, Virginia Department of Health
  • Antoinette Vaughan, Follow-up Specialist, Virginia EHDI Program, Virginia Department of Health
  • Kathleen Watts, Virginia EHDI Program Coordinator, Virginia Department of Health
  • CME Project Manager: Kathleen Bunch Meneses, MS

Learning Method and Medium:

Learners participate in the interactive learning modules by correctly answering multiple choice questions dispersed throughout. Learners will be prompted to try again if a question is answered incorrectly. The course will open in a new tab – to exit the course, simply close that tab.

This publication and website is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $12,287,553. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government. For more information, please visit

Purchase grants one learner one year’s access to lessons and quizzes (access expires 365 days from date of course activation).

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Additional Details
  • Estimated time to complete: 1 hour
  • Credit/contact hours: 1 hour
  • Expiration Date: October 2025
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Accessible for 1 Year