Thank you for your contributions to the successes we have had in Iowa’s Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) system of care for infants and toddlers. Undetected hearing loss is a developmental emergency, and EHDI providers and their staff play a critical role in ensuring all infants receive timely and appropriate hearing healthcare follow-up. Working collaboratively with the EHDI Team, we can ensure that hearing loss is detected as soon as possible. Together we can support children who are deaf or hard of hearing and their families.

To help your patients find a diagnostic audiology center or get additional assistance, contact the Iowa Family Support Network.

Types of EDHI providers

EHDI Forms

Forms included on this page are meant to be a resource to support newborn hearing screening and follow-up. Information submitted to the EHDI program shall be submitted electronically through the EHDI database. Please contact EHDI staff with questions.

EHDI Database Resources

Iowa Newborn Screening Information System (INSIS) is an integrated, web-based data system that serves as the statewide tracking and surveillance system for children from birth to age 3 for all newborn screening programs in Iowa. These programs are; EHDI, Critical Congenital Heart Disease (CCHD) and Dried Blood Spot.

INSIS is a password-protected data system and access into the system is only available to approved parties. To gain access into INSIS (because you screen or diagnose children under the age of 3), receive a copy of a previously recorded training or to schedule a live training, please contact EHDI staff.

EHDI - Laws and Administrative Rules

Due to the serious ramifications of undetected hearing loss, Iowa legislature passed a law which requires universal hearing screening of all newborns and infants in Iowa. It further provides that any birthing facility, including Area Education Agencies (AEAs), as well as providers, such as physicians, audiologists or other health care professionals are legally required to report the results of a hearing screen, re-screen or diagnostic assessment for any child under three years of age to the Iowa Department of Health and Human Services within six business days.

Read below to learn more about your role in the law and the administrative structure required for this program to work within your facility.


EHDI Administrative Rules