Status: Improving

  
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Improving

Most Recent Data:
55.0 percent (2018)

Target:
62.9 percent

Desired Direction:
Increase desired

Baseline:
53.0 percent of infants with confirmed hearing loss were enrolled for intervention services no later than 6 months of age in 2017

Increase the proportion of infants with confirmed hearing loss who are enrolled for intervention services no later than 6 months of age

Target-Setting Method
Percentage point improvement

Summary

Children with hearing loss may have delays in the development of speech, social, and emotional skills. Infants with hearing loss who get intervention services by age 6 months have improved language development, which can positively affect a child’s behavior. Community, state, and federal systems that promote family-centered interventions are key to addressing hearing loss early.