JCIH - Joint Committee on Infant HearingJoint Committee on Infant Hearing         

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. Read more about JCIH's history


Liaison Representatives

Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

  • Donald Goldberg, PhD, Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Washington, DC
  • Carianne T. Muse, MPH, Atlanta, Georgia

American Academy of Pediatrics

  • Betty Vohr, MD, FAAP, Women and Infants Hospital, Providence, Rhode Island
  • Rachel St John, MD, FAAP, UT Southwestern and Children's Medical Center Dallas, Dallas, Texas
  • Michelle Esquivel, MPH (Staff), American Academy of Pediatrics, Elk Grove Village, Illinois

American Academy of Audiology

  • Christine Yoshinaga-Itano, PhD, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado
  • Alison Grimes, AuD, UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, California

American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery

  • Craig A. Buchman, MD, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri
  • Oliver Adunka, MD, Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus, Ohio

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

  • Patti F. Martin, PhD, Arkansas Children's Hospital Little Rock, Arkansas 
  • Ryan McCreery, PhD, Boys Town National Research Hospital, Omaha, Nebraska
  • Anne Oyler, CCC-A (Staff), American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Rockville, Maryland 

Council on Education of the Deaf

  • Stacy Abrams, MA, Arizona State Schools for the Deaf and Blind, Tucson, Arizona
  • Jodee S. Crace, MA, Outreach Services for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children—Indiana School for the Deaf, Indianapolis, Indiana

Directors of Speech and Hearing Programs in State Health and Welfare Agencies

  • Patricia Burk, MS, Oklahoma State Department of Health, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Kirsten Coverstone, AuD, Minnesota Department of Health, St. Paul, Minnesota 

Supporting Organizations

Position Statements

  • 2007, see also the clarification [PDF] and  executive summary [PDF], as well as the 2013 supplement.
  • 2000 [PDF]
  • 1994 [PDF] from Pediatrics, volume 95, number 1, January 1995
  • 1990 [PDF]
  • 1982 [PDF] from Pediatrics, volume 70, number 3, September 1982
  • 1973 [PDF] appeared in the American Academy of Pediatrics Newsletter Supplement in October 1973
  • 1971 [PDF] from Pediatrics, volume 47, number 6, June 1971

Contact Us

For more information about the Joint Committee on Infant Hearing, please e-mail Tricia Ashby at tashby@asha.org.