Early Hearing Detection and Intervention: Issues and Trends
For many years, states have been following national
guidelines for universal newborn hearing screenings to help identify children
with hearing loss and coordinate follow-up. Yet there are still significant
numbers of children who are lost to follow-up and do not receive timely care.
This journal self-study explores issues related to early hearing detection and
intervention (EHDI), including what data are collected, how process changes may
affect follow-up, which factors appear to most influence follow-up after the
identification of hearing loss, and whether or not adding genetic testing to
the newborn hearing screening process will aid in the detection of at-risk
children. The self-study also looks at what can be done to support parents of
children with hearing loss and how identification after the newborn period
influences the timeliness of service delivery. Clinicians who work with
newborns with hearing loss will benefit from learning more about the obstacles
that prevent families from obtaining timely services and ways to assist other
professionals and parents to ensure optimal care.
You will be able to:
- list factors that are barriers to
follow-up after hearing loss is identified
- describe possible changes to EHDI
policies and procedures to improve service delivery
- explain what parents of children
with hearing loss need to support each other and participate in follow-up for
- describe the impact of later
identification of hearing loss on a child’s development and access to services
Here's what your colleagues have to say:
"The course was very informative. I love the flexibility of on-line learning." -Rebecca Crowell, AuD, CCC-A
What is a journal self-study?
A journal self-study is a set of articles from ASHA's peer-reviewed, scholarly journals and policy documents to read at your leisure. Some journal self-studies are online and others include a printed copy.
Online, multiple-choice exam