2025 Early Hearing Detection & Intervention Conference

March 9-11, 2025 • Pittsburgh, PA

2025 Early Hearing Detection & Intervention Conference

Abstract Submission for the 2025 EHDI Annual Conference will open July, 2024.

In its 24th year, the EHDI Conference has built a strong reputation for bringing together a wide variety of attendees including those who: work in state Early Hearing Detection and Intervention programs; assist in EHDI efforts on the federal level; provide screening, diagnostic and early intervention support at the state/ local level to young children with hearing loss and their families; champion Medical Home activities within each state; are parents of children with hearing loss; or are deaf or hard-of-hearing adults who are helping to expand opportunities for young children with hearing loss. EHDI Conference participants will range from state and local programs to the federal level and from academics to families.


The goal of the annual EHDI Conference is to enhance the implementation of comprehensive state-based Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) programs. After participating in the conference, participants will be better able to:

Identify and promote knowledge and awareness of successful strategies for implementing comprehensive state-based EHDI programs that include screening, audiologic diagnostic evaluation, early intervention, medical home, reporting, tracking, surveillance, loss to follow-up issues, data integration, and other related surveillance components.

Interpret and describe current research and research methods related to EHDI.

Examine cultural competence of providers and assess their ability to work with children who are deaf or hard of hearing, their families, and communities.

Discuss the importance of enhancing and creating new and ongoing working relationships among federal agencies, non-profit organizations, state health departments and educational agencies, advocacy groups, families, and professionals.

Accessibility Guidelines

English and American Sign Language (ASL) are the languages for the conference.

The 2025 EHDI Annual Conference Planning Committee has developed guidelines to maximize access for all participants in the EHDI Conference. View Accessibility Guidelines

Privacy of Conference Registrants

Personally identifiable information for registrants of the National EHDI Conference is never sold or shared with third-party entities or shared with or transferred to any entities outside of the USA except as noted below. Because networking with other conference registrants is a valuable benefit for many conference registrants, we provide names and contact information on a participant list to all registrants. All registrants are required to indicate when they register if they choose to be included on the participant list. The participant list contains names and contact information only for those who have specifically given their permission to be included.

Registrant information is primarily used to verify registration, collect conference fees, plan conference activities, collect evaluation data following the conference, and provide information about future conferences or similar events. At any time, people can opt-out of these follow-up contacts by notifying nchamhelpdesk@usu.edu. The primary organizer for the National EHDI Conference is the National Center for Hearing Assessment and Management (NCHAM) at Utah State University. NCHAM's complete privacy policy can be accessed here. If you have any concerns about how your personal data has been or may be used, please contact nchamhelpdesk@usu.edu.

Terms and Conditions

The EHDI Annual Conference ("Conference") is an annual program of the National Center for Hearing Assessment and Management at Utah State University ("NCHAM").

NCHAM is committed to providing a safe, productive, and welcoming environment to all Conference participants. The Conference is intended to serve as a forum for the presentation of research and discussion relating to early hearing detection and intervention programs. To encourage dialogue and open participation, Registrant agrees to interact with other attendees in a collegial, respectful, and professional manner. Discrimination, harassment, or bullying of any kind during the Conference will not be tolerated. NCHAM reserves the right to deny Conference access to Registrant if these expectations are violated during the Conference.

Registrant acknowledges that the views expressed by Conference attendees, speakers, exhibitors, and sponsors do not necessarily reflect the official views, policies, or position of NCHAM and that Conference participants are solely responsible for their actions and for all of their content presented at or in connection with the Conference.

Registrant acknowledges and agrees that participation in the Conference is conditioned upon the Registrant complying with all requirements associated with the venue, whether such requirements are imposed by the venue itself (e.g., hosting hotel or conference center), local or state government or its agencies, or the federal government or its agencies. Registrant acknowledges that requirements associated with public health may be required as a prerequisite to participation in the Conference.

Registrant acknowledges that Conference sessions and other aspects of the Conference may be recorded in film, photograph, or audio formats for online/offsite distribution, archival, or marketing purposes. Registrant authorizes NCHAM to include Registrant in such recordings and grants to NCHAM the right to use and edit such recordings at its discretion and without restriction.

Registrant voluntarily assumes all risks, hazards, and dangers relating to participation in the Conference, including, but not limited to, the risks of loss or damage to property or personal injury, sickness, or death, including the risk of exposure to diseases. Registrant hereby voluntarily releases and forever discharges NCHAM from all liability, claims, demands, attorney fees, actions, or rights of action which are related to, arise out of, or are in any way connected with Registrant's participation in the Conference, including specifically, but not limited to, the negligent acts or omissions of NCHAM for any and all bodily injury, death, illness, disability, or damage to Registrant or to Registrant's property.

NCHAM reserves the right to amend these Terms & Conditions at its sole discretion and without prior notice. Amendments to the Terms & Conditions will be posted on www.ehdiconference.org. If one or more of the provisions outlined in these Terms & Conditions should become invalid for any reason, the remaining provisions will continue to be valid and apply.

We hope you will be able to join us for an exciting conference!