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Newborn hearing screenings are extremely important. Language develops very quickly in the early years of life. It is the foundation for all learning. If newborns have hearing loss and are diagnosed early, effective intervention is available to help them achieve typical or nearly typical speech, language, and hearing milestones. Services to minimize delays in development should begin before your baby is six months old.
Universal Newborn Hearing Screening and Intervention is law on Guam. The Universal Newborn Hearing Screening and Intervention Act, Public Law 27-150, became law in December 2004. This website is designed to provide information for families and professionals about the Guam EHDI Project, including infant hearing screening and the importance of follow-up screening, evaluation, and the early intervention services.