UPDATE: HIDS/NBH is now live
View training materials, videos and user information for the HIDS/NBH application here.
View the “System Orientation” video for step-by-step instructions regarding how to access the How-To-Guide.
Congenital CMV and Hearing Loss
We require hospitals in Colorado to screen newborns for hearing loss. If your newborn hasn't been screened, find out where you can take your baby by calling us:
Get Information about Early Intervention
Colorado Home Intervention Program (CHIP), a collaborative model of early intervention services, is designed specifically to provide services for families who have children who are Deaf and hard of hearing, ages newborn to three years old.
Colorado Families for Hands & Voices is dedicated to supporting families with children who are deaf or hard of hearing. The organization provides families with the resources, networks and information they need to improve communication access and educational outcomes for their children.
About hearing screening
- Newborn Screening Program brochure | In Spanish.
Midwives and birthing centers are also required to either screen babies for hearing loss or provide information to parents on where to obtain an infant hearing screen.
- Screenings may be done at participating locations in your area. Providers may include:
- Midwives and birth centers.
- Primary care and family physician offices.
- School districts.
- Other community agencies.
- Private insurance and Medicaid often cover newborn hearing screening.
- If you have insurance, check with your carrier to learn about what the cost may be to have your baby’s hearing screened.
Current Cytomegalovirus (CMV) information
Cytomegalovirus (CMV) in pregnancy is spread through:
Person-to-person contact (such as kissing, sexual contact, and getting saliva or urine on your hands and then touching your eyes or the inside of your nose or mouth).
Breast milk of an infected woman who is breastfeeding.
Infected pregnant women passing the virus to their unborn babies.
Blood transfusions and organ transplants.