Senators Collins, King Announce $143,825 for the Maine Educational Center For the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senators Collins, King Announce $143,825 for the Maine Educational Center For the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Washington, D.C.—U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King announced today that the Maine Educational Center For the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (MECDHH) will receive $143,825 in funding through the Health Resources and Services Administration’s Universal Newborn Hearing Screening and Intervention Program. The funding will support MECDHH’s Early Childhood & Family Services program.

“Early detection and intervention of hearing loss in infants can prevent delays in communication and learning at a crucial stage of their development,” said Senators Collins and King in a joint statement. “This investment will support efforts by the Maine Educational Center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing to ensure that Maine infants with hearing loss receive the language, literacy, and other educational resources that they need.”

The purpose of Universal Newborn Hearing Screening and Intervention Program is to develop a comprehensive and coordinated statewide Early Hearing Detection and Intervention system of care targeted towards ensuring that newborns and infants are receiving appropriate and timely services, including screening, evaluation, diagnosis, and early intervention.

To read more about the MECDHH’s Early Childhood & Family Services program, click HERE.