Early Hearing Detection & Intervention Program




Through funding by the Virginia Department of Health’s Early Hearing Detection & Intervention program (EHDI), support is provided to parents just learning of their newborn’s hearing loss and visits are conducted with hospitals and audiologist practices to learn more about hearing screening processes for infants and toddlers.

Major Activities

  • Provide 1:1 emotional and informational support to parents just learning of their child’s hearing loss
  • Build the leadership of parents to support the EHDI program’s site visits, learning communities, and advisory committee
  • Maintain products for families

Funding Source

  • Virginia Department of Health


Dana Yarbrough, Director, Center for Family Involvement
Email: dvyarbrough@vcu.edu
Irene Schmalz, Project Coordinator
Email: ischmalz@vcu.edu