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Permanent Childhood Hearing Loss Content Development


Content for ASHA's Practice Portal is developed through a comprehensive process that includes multiple rounds of subject matter expert input and review. ASHA extends its gratitude to the following subject matter experts who were involved in the development of the Permanent Childhood Hearing Loss page:

  • Tamala S. Bradham, PhD, CCC-A
  • Winnie Chung, AuD, CCC-A
  • Allan O. Diefendorf, PhD, CCC-A
  • Jeffrey K. Hoffman, PhD, CCC-A
  • Karen G. Munoz, EdD, CCC-A
  • Patricia A. Roush, AuD, CCC-A
  • Christine Yoshinago-Itano, PhD, CCC-A

In addition, ASHA thanks the members of the Working Group on Audiologic Assessment of Children from Birth to 5 Years of Age whose work was foundational to this document.  Members of the working group were Allan O. Diefendorf (coordinator), Kathryn L. Beauchaine, Patricia Connelly, Robert J. Nozza, Jackson Roush, Diane L. Sabo, Anne Marie Tharpe, Judith E. Widen, and Pam Mason (ex officio).  Susan Brannen and Roberta Aungst, served as monitoring officers as vice presidents for professional practice in audiology (2000-2003) and (2004-2007) respectively.

Citing the Practice Portal

The recommended citation for this Practice Portal page is:

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (n.d). Permanent Childhood Hearing Loss. (Practice Portal). Retrieved month, day, year, from

Content Disclaimer: The Practice Portal, ASHA policy documents, and guidelines contain information for use in all settings; however, members must consider all applicable local, state and federal requirements when applying the information in their specific work setting.