16th ANNUAL EARLY HEARING DETECTION & INTERVENTION MEETING
February 26-28, 2017 • Atlanta, GA

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An AuD Practicum Experience That Supports EHDI Follow-Up Efforts

State Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) Programs continue to seek creative solutions to address lost-to-follow-up issues. Three years ago, Tennessee's EHDI Program partnered with the University of Tennessee Health Science Center Department of Audiology to implement an AuD practicum experience that has resulted in a positive outcome for both programs. Select AuD students, with an expressed interest in pediatrics, work under the supervision of an audiologist to meet competencies by conducting telephone follow-up on babies who have referred on their newborn hearing screen. Students have gained meaningful experience as they: connect with and provide support to families statewide; communicate with medical home providers, hospital staff, and audiologists; work collaboratively with agencies to locate difficult-to-find families, manage an internal database, and report findings. The practicum experience model has been expanded to other universities within the state. The components and outcomes of this unique experience will be discussed as well as the perceived benefits from participants.

  • Describe the practicum experience between Tennessee's EHDI Program and the University of Tennessee Health Science Center Department of Audiology.
  • Explain how the practicum has changed, since its inception, relevant to the changing needs of the EHDI program.
  • Identify the outcomes and perceived benefits of the practicum experience.

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Presenters/Authors

Julie Beeler (), Univ of Tennessee Health Science Center, jbeeler8@utk.edu;
Julie Beeler is currently with the University of Tennessee Health Science Center Department of Audiology and Speech Pathology in Knoxville serving as a Program Liaison. Presently, she also serves as an NCHAM Network Advisor for Region IV EHDI Coordinators. Previously, she was with Tennessee's EHDI Program. Mrs. Beeler has delivered services to children who are D/HH as a clinical educator in a graduate program and audiologist/speech-language pathologist in the schools.

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Lorann Potter (), UT Health Science Center Department of Audiology, vzq914@uthsc.edu;
Lorann Potter will complete the second year of her AuD program at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center Department of Audiology in May, 2017. She completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

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Elizabeth Tobener (), UT Health Science Center Department of Audiology, etobener@uthsc.edu;
Elizabeth will complete the second year of her AuD program at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center Department of Audiology in May, 2017. She completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Florida.

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Alexa Grigsy (), UT Health Science Center Department of Audiology, agrigsb3@uthsc.edu;
Alexa Grigsby will complete the third year of her AuD program at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center Department of Audiology in May, 2017. She completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

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