15th ANNUAL EARLY HEARING DETECTION & INTERVENTION MEETING
March 13-15, 2016 • San Diego, CA
3/15/2016 | 10:10 AM - 10:40 AM | Topical Session 4 | Pacific Salon 4/5 | 2 - Audiological Services
In the late 1990’s and early 2000’s, newborn hearing screening in the United States, due to advancements in technology took a giant leap forward increasing the number of infants screened for hearing at birth. This logically increased the number of infants whose families were searching for diagnostic audiology services. However, the number of audiologists quantified, qualified and experienced to assess and diagnose hearing loss in this unique population was very limited.
This presentation will review early and current audiology questionnaires related to accessing infants following their newborn hearing screen referrals. In 2016 what are the responsibilities of audiologists who agree to schedule and assess these infants? What are their responsibilities to the infants, families, sharing community programs, resources, referring, tracking and reporting to state or territorial EHDI programming? Current best practices will be reviewed and case histories will be presented. There will be an opportunity for attendance participation to discuss what is working in their states and territories related to this issue.
- List an audiologists responsibilities to EHDI programming
- Demonstrate an understanding of best practice diagnostic audiology follow-up for infants referring from hospital based newborn hearing screen programs
- Describe best practice protocols including: referrals, recommendations, tracking and reporting following diagnosis of permanent childhood hearing loss
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(Co-Presenter,Author), Audiologist, firstname.lastname@example.org;
Michelle King has her doctoral degree in audiology and 30+ years of experience providing diagnostic and habilitative audiologic services for infants and the pediatric populations. She led the planning, developing and implementing of Universal Newborn Hearing Screening in KY and the advancement of programming to encompass Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI)and its 1-3-6 goals. She was the business lead in the development of the web-based data programming KY CHILD which supports the capture, surveillance and tracking for EHDI from birthing hospitals and diagnostic audiologists in KY. She has been a member of the Directors of Speech and Hearing Programs in State Health and Welfare Agencies (DSHPSHWA) since 1987 serving in a variety of offices on the Executive Board and served as their representative on the Joint Committee on Infant Hearing.
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(Primary Presenter), CCSHCN, email@example.com;
Cathy graduated in 1985 with a BA in Biology. She taught high school biology and math for then moved to Child Welfare at Home of the Innocents for 6 years and then moved to DCBS in CPS Investigations. She worked in investigations, family court, adoptions, and with medically fragile foster children. She joined the EHDI program at the Commission for Children with Special Health Care Needs in September 2011. As the EHDI Health Program Administrator, she works within KY CHILD and CCSHCN’s database to ensure accuracy of data, assist families and providers with information and programming technical assistance. She has her Master’s degree in Social Work and 35 hours post Master’s work. She has also taught Research and Statistics at Kent School of Social Work and Social Work Practice at Spalding School of Social Work.
(Author), Little Ears Hearing Center, firstname.lastname@example.org;
Dr. Moats founded Little Ears Hearing Center in 2010, due to a need for quality, pediatric-focused Audiology services in the Louisville area. She has a true passion for working with children and families. She has extensive experience in evaluating children of all ages, and has a special interest in early intervention and amplification for infants and children. Dr. Moats completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Iowa, and her Master's degree at Purdue University. After over 10 years in practice, she returned to school to complete her Doctor of Audiology studies at Salus University (formerly Pennsylvania College of Optometry). Dr. Moats holds a clinical instructor appointment at the University of Louisville. She received the Educator of the Year award in the Division of Audiology in 2009. Dr. Moats is the first recipient of the Pediatric Audiology Specialty Certification (PASC) in the state of Kentucky.