The Oregon Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Program
(EHDI) is dedicated to assuring that infants and young children in Oregon who
are deaf or hard of hearing (D/HH) are identified early and receive services to
support language development. The first months of life are a critical period
for developing language and communication skills. Early identification that an
infant is deaf or hard of hearing and appropriate intervention enhance a
child's potential for language development.
EHDI programs nationwide pursue universal newborn hearing
screening by one month of age, diagnosis no later than three months of age for
infants not passing the hearing screening, and enrollment in early intervention
by six months of age for infants identified as D/HH.
What is Cytomegalovirus (sy-toe-MEG-a-low-vy-rus)?
Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is a common virus that infects people
of all ages. CMV is passed from one person to another through contact with body
fluids like urine (pee), saliva (drool), blood or mucus (snot). Most children
and adults who get CMV will not have signs of illness, or they may have signs
like those of common illnesses such as colds. CMV infection can cause serious
and permanent problems for babies infected during pregnancy.
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