Find links to agencies, organizations, and other websites that provide information, services, and resources of interest to the deaf and hard of hearing and to their families. 

The Department of Health strives to provide information the public can trust and routinely reviews content to ensure links to outside resources support our mission. The inclusion of links to other websites is provided for informational purposes only and is not an endorsement of specific organizations or materials. This information is not a substitute for medical care. The department is not able to answer personal medical questions. Please see your healthcare provider concerning appropriate care, treatment, or other medical advice.

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South Dakota Department of Health Newborn Hearing Screening Program

Bernadette Boes, RN
South Dakota Newborn Screening Program Coordinator
South Dakota Newborn Screening Program
Office of Child and Family Services
South Dakota Department of Health
Gregory, SD
Phone: 605-773-2944
Email: Bernadette.Boes@state.sd.us

South Dakota Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (SD EHDI) Collaborative

Shelby Hintze Jepperson, MPH, CPH
Project Director, Universal Newborn Hearing Screening and Intervention HRSA Grant
School of Health Sciences
University of South Dakota
Sioux Falls, SD
Phone: 605-357-1544
Email: Shelby.Jepperson@usd.edu

Coral Dirks, AuD, PhD, CCC-A
Project Co-Director, Universal Newborn Hearing Screening and Intervention HRSA Grant
Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
University of South Dakota
Vermillion, SD
Phone: 605-658-3870
Email: Coral.Dirks@usd.edu