15th ANNUAL EARLY HEARING DETECTION & INTERVENTION MEETING
March 13-15, 2016 • San Diego, CA
| - | 1 - EHDI Program Enhancement
Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) programs recommend that all newborns be screened by 1 month of age, preferably by hospital discharge. Based on the 2013 National CDC EHDI Data Report, 97.7% of newborns were screened for hearing loss. Of those, 91.7% were screened before one month of age. Hearing screening completed after the recommended timeline is a major barrier that leads to late diagnosis and intervention of hearing loss. Although Louisiana's newborn hearing screening program has improved during the last decade, to date 3% of newborns born in the state are still not screened for hearing loss; among those who are screened, 1.5% are screened after one month of age. In Louisiana, newborns born out of birthing hospitals may be a high-risk population with no hearing screening. The objective of this study is to use EHDI surveillance data of a 2015 birth cohort to evaluate associations of birth places with no newborn hearing screening. The study will compare characteristics and prevalence of newborn hearing screening among different birth places such as birthing hospital, non-birthing hospital, freestanding birth center, planned home birth, and unplanned home birth. In addition, a survey among parents of newborns born out of birthing hospitals will be conducted to identify reasons of no newborn hearing screening. Findings from the study may be useful in developing appropriate plans and strategies to improve newborn hearing screening among newborns born out of birthing hospitals in the state.
- 1. To present characteristics and prevalence of newborn hearing screening among different birth places
- 2. To outline reasons of no newborn hearing screening among newborns born out of birthing hospitals
- 3. To discuss plans and strategies to improve newborn hearing screening among newborns born out of birthing hospitals
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(Primary Presenter,Author), LSUHSC SCHOOL OF MEDICINE IN NEW ORLEANS, firstname.lastname@example.org;
Dr.Tri Tran, MD, MPH
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Jeanette D. Webb
(Author), Louisiana EHDI, Jeanette.Webb@LA.GOV;
Jeanette D. Webb, M.Ed, is the Follow-up Coordinator for Louisiana EHDI. She is responsible for developing partnerships with medical home facilities, home visiting programs, WIC clinics and works closely with audiologists and physicians who provide follow-up services. Jeanette serves on the NCHAM QI Advisory to provide consultation and technical assistance to other state EHDI programs.
Mary Jo Smith
(Author), Louisiana DHH OPH CSHS Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Program, email@example.com;
Mary Jo Smith, BS. She is a LA EHDI Tracking Specialist
(Author), Louisiana DHH OPH CSHS Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Program, firstname.lastname@example.org;
Terri Mohren M.Ed. She is a LA EHDI Program Manager
(Author), Louisiana EHDI, email@example.com;
State Audiology Coordinator, Hearing, Speech and Vision Program (HSV), Children’s Special Health Services (CSHS), Office of Public Health (OPH), Department of Health and Hospitals