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The Coastal Health District of Georgia serves the counties of Bryan, Camden, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn, Liberty, Long & McIntosh

Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (formerly Universal Newborn Hearing Screening)

The mission of Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI), formerly called Universal Newborn Hearing Screening and Intervention, is to provide a comprehensive system of universal newborn hearing screening and assure early detection and intervention for  hard of hearing and deaf children. Every newborn in the state of Georgia should have a hearing screening performed before they leave the  hospital. Repeat hearing screenings can be done at your local health department, doctor’s offices, or at the hospital, before the newborn  turns three months old. Testing is safe and easy on the newborn and takes very little time. Many resources exist to educate and assist  families with a hearing impaired child.

For a list of area facilities click here or see the listings below.

The Coastal Health District’s Children’s Special Services program is also available to help. For more information call 912-644-5804 or e-mail Mesha.Brown@dph.ga.gov.
Our fax number is 912-349-2326.

Check out the this resource guide for parenting a child with hearing  loss: unhsiRESOURCEguide2014

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Resource List

Advanced Bionics Corporation
661-362-1400 or 800-678-3575 or 800-678-2575

Advanced Hearing & Balance Center

3228 Shrine Road
Brunswick, GA 31520
912-267-1569

Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
202-337-5220 or TTY 202-337-5221

American Academy of Audiology

B & B Care Services
303 S. Laurel St.
Springfield, GA 31329
912-754-0817

Bionic Ear System

Chatham Co. Department of Family and Children Services
761 Wheaton St. Savannah, GA 31498
912-651-2216

Chatham-Savannah Citizen Advocacy
127 Abercorn St. Savannah, GA 31401
912-236-5798

Coastal Center for Developmental Services
1249 Eisenhower Dr.
Savannah, GA 31406
912-352-3050

Fragile Kids Foundation
770-951-6111

Gateway Behavioral Health Services

2512 Habersham, St. 
Savannah, GA 31405
912-351-3590 or toll free 866-713-7763

Georgia Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies
7329 Hodgson Memorial Dr., Suite #220 Savannah, GA 31406
912-356-9803

Georgia Association of the Deaf

Georgia Ear Institute
4700 Waters Ave Savannah, GA 31404
912-350-5000

Georgia Legal Services (Legal Aid)
10 Whitaker St. Savannah, GA 31401
912-651-2180

Georgia Peach Cochlear Implant Association

GA Parent Infant Network for Educational Services (PINES)
890 N. Indian Creek Dr. Clarkston, GA, 30021
800-552-8652 or 404-298-4882

Kicklighter Resources Center
7219 Seawright Dr. Savannah, GA 31406
(912)-355-7633

Legends Learning Center
7219 Seawright Dr. Savannah, GA 31406
912-692-1553

L.I.F.E.–Living Independence for Everyone
17-21 Travis St. Savannah, GA 31406
912-920-2414 or TTY 9112-920-2419 or toll free 800-948-4824

Memorial Health Genetics Counseling, Savannah Perinatology Associates
4720 Waters Ave. Savannah, GA 31405
912-350-5970

Nemours Children’s Hospital Audiology Department
807 Nira St. Jacksonville, FL 32207
904-390-3571 or toll free 800-7676-5437, Ext. 3571

Oticon

Pediatrix Medical Group

Parent to Parent of Georgia
800-229-2038

Royce Learning Center
4 Oglethorpe Prof. Blvd. Savannah, GA 31406
912-354-4047

Savannah Speech and Hearing Center

1206 E. 66th St.
Savannah, GA 31404
912-355-4601

Social Security Administration
430 Mall Blvd. Savannah, GA
912-353-7059

Special Olympics Georgia
1211 Eisenhower Dr. Savannah, GA 31406
912-354-1711

St. Josephs/Candler Center for Oto-Neurology
11705 Mercy Blvd. Savannah, GA 31419
921-819-2479