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Childhood Hearing Screening 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 Childhood Hearing Screening page.

  • Karen L. Anderson, PhD, CCC-A
  • Lisa R. Cannon, AuD, CCC-A
  • Tara D. Guinn, AuD, CCC-A
  • Jeffrey K. Hoffman, PhD, CCC-A
  • Cynthia McCormick Richburg, PhD, CCC-A
  • Caleb J. McNiece, AuD, CCC-A
  • Aparna Rao, PhD, CCC-A
  • Jane B. Seaton, MS, CCC-A/SLP
  • Donna F. Smiley, PhD, CCC-A

Several ASHA documents were consulted during the development of the Childhood Hearing Screening Portal page. ASHA thanks the members of the Ad Hoc Committee on Screening for Impairment, Handicap, and Middle Ear Disorders (Technical Report on Audiologic Screening); the members of the Working Group on Audiology Services in Schools (Guidelines for Audiology Service Provision in and for Schools); and the members of the Panel on Audiologic Assessment (Guidelines for Audiologic Screening) whose work was foundational to the development of this content.

Members of the Ad Hoc Committee on Screening for Impairment, Handicap, and Middle Ear Disorders were Robert Nozza (chair), Judith Gravel, Joan Martilla, Michael Nerbonne, Diane Scott, Thayne Smedley, and Jo Williams (ex officio). Guidance on the report was provided by Jean Lovrinic, vice president for governmental and social policies (1991-1993).

Members of the Working Group on Audiology in Schools were Merrill Alterman, Gail Rosenberg, Paula Schauer (working group facilitator), and Evelyn J. Williams (ex officio). Serving as monitoring vice president was Susan J. Brannen (vice president for professional practices in audiology 2001-2003).

The Panel on Audiologic Assessment was led by Chie Craig (chair). The pediatric working group included Deborah Hayes (coordinator), Kathryn Beauchaine, Stefanie Bronson, Robert Nozza, Anne Marie Tharpe, and Judith Wilson. The adult working group included Sabina Schwan (coordinator), Gary Jacobson, and Wayne Olsen. Evelyn Cherow served as ex officio. Larry Higdon served as the monitoring Executive Board Officer. 

Citing Practice Portal Pages

The recommended citation for the Practice Portal page is: 

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (n.d.). Childhood Hearing Screening (Practice Portal). Retrieved month, day, year, from (link to page).

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.