The Texas Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (TEHDI) Program is dedicated to ensuring that newborns and young children who are deaf or hard of hearing (D/HH) are identified early and receive intervention services. When left undetected, hearing loss can negatively impact children through delays in speech, language, social, and emotional development.
The 1-3-6 Plan
This national benchmark means…
ONE (1) MONTH OLD
Hearing screening at no later than one month of age!
THREE (3) MONTHS OLD
Diagnosis no later than three months of age for infants not passing the screening
SIX (6) MONTHS OLD
Enrollment in intervention services no later than six months of age for children identified as Deaf/Hard of Hearing.