Status: Baseline only
Increase the proportion of infants with confirmed hearing loss who are enrolled for intervention services no later than 6 months of age
Baseline: 53.0 percent of infants with confirmed hearing loss were enrolled for intervention services no later than 6 months of age in 2017
Target: 62.9 percent
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.