New progress report: many Canadian provinces and territories still lack adequate child hearing health programs

News Release: OTTAWA, Jan. 18, 2016 /CNW/ – Canadian audiologists are calling on Health Minister Jane Philpott and her provincial and territorial counterparts to address the urgent need for improved early hearing detection and intervention (EHDI) programs.

A newly-published progress report from the Canadian Infant Hearing Task Force (CIHTF) reveals that many provinces and territories still have inadequate EHDI programs. The task force, which is a collaboration between the Canadian Academy of Audiology (CAA) and Speech-Language and Audiology Canada (SAC), is urging federal, provincial and territorial ministers of health to discuss the need for improved child hearing health programs at their joint meeting later this week.

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