Joint Committee on Infant Hearing

Liaisons with the Vice President for Audiology Practice


The mission of the Joint Committee on Infant Hearing (JCIH) is to address issues that are important to the early identification, intervention, and follow-up care of infants and young children with hearing loss.


  • One ASHA Chair to the committee
  • One ASHA member rep on the committee
  • Both CCC-A


  • Patti Martin, Chair
  • Robert Fifer, Board Liaison
  • Ryan McCreary


Typically 3 year terms, but often extended for continuity if JCIH is currently involved in writing a document.


One face-to-face meeting annually, possible 2nd meeting as needed.

JCIH works in subcommittees and online. Much of the work is electronic.

Desired Service Qualifications/Experiences

Pediatric audiology with at least 5–10 years of experience.

Staff Liaison

Anne Oyler, ex officio (