Children’s Health

Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI)

Fulton County Board of Health - Early Hearing Detection

The most crucial period for language development is in the first year of a child’s life. Without proper screening, hearing loss is typically not identified until the age of two. Screening for all newborns prior to discharge from the hospital, or the birthing center, is essential for the earliest possible identification of hearing loss and therefore, for language, communication, educational, and reading potential to be maximized.

Under EHDI, babies are screened for hearing loss at birth and those who do not pass are re-screened. If they do not pass again they are referred for diagnostic audiological evaluations and if needed are connected to additional resources.

Services Provided:

  • Screening for hearing loss
  • Diagnostic audiological evaluations

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Clinic Locations:

Center for Health and Rehabilitation

265 Boulevard N.E. | Atlanta, GA 30312
770-520-7370 | Map of location
*Call for specific services & hours*

College Park Regional Health Center

1920 John Wesley Avenue | College Park, GA 30337
770-520-7201 | Map of location
Monday – Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Neighborhood Union Health Center

186 Sunset Avenue N.W. | Atlanta, GA 30314
770-520-7351 | Map of location
*Call for specific hours*

Oak Hill Child, Adolescent & Family Center

2805 Metropolitan Pkwy | Atlanta, GA 30315
770-520-7276 | Map of location
*Call for specific services & hours*

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