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

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A Comparison and Analysis of Early Childhood and School Aged Hearing Screening Protocols

The aim of this study is to investigate the current status of school hearing screening protocols and to focus on two particular age groups identified as presenting challenges in accurate screening and identification of hearing loss. Current state protocols reflect a wide variety of recommendations all with the goal of identifying children missed in newborn hearing screening, and children with progressive or late onset-hearing loss. According to the American Academy of Audiology Childhood Hearing Screening Guidelines (2011), 1-3 per 1,000 children are identified with hearing loss at birth. By the time children are school-aged, it is expected to increase to 9-10 per 1,000 children that will be identified with permanent hearing loss due to late-onset, progressive hearing loss, or noise-induced hearing loss. Evidence suggests that the ability to identify and diagnose hearing loss at birth has been significantly improved through the use of carefully designed screening protocols. However, early-childhood hearing screening is not universal and protocols or techniques used in early childhood screening and school-aged screenings may not be efficient at identifying all children with educationally significant hearing loss. The three areas of investigation in this project include: the status of early childhood and school-aged screening protocols nationally and at the state level, an analysis of the use of otoacoustic emissions versus pure-tone screening results in the preschool population, and an analysis by frequency of screening results, including 3,000 and 6,000 Hz for the school-aged population. Results of a survey sent to educational audiologists and EHDI coordinators in each state will be described and summarized. A retrospective analysis of hearing screening results for ages 3-4 and grades 6th -9th performed by the Marion Downs in Denver, Colorado will be described and analyzed. Our goal for collecting and analyzing this data is to provide information to improve screening protocols and results.

  • To survey early childhood and school aged screening protocols nationally and at the state level
  • An analysis of the use of Otoacoustic Emissions (OAEs) versus pure tone screening results in the preschool population
  • An analysis by frequency of screening results including 3000 & 6000 Hz for a school aged population

Presentation:
15804_5941KayleeWatson.pdf

Handouts:
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Transcripts:
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Presenters/Authors

Sandra Gabbard (), Marion Downs Center, sandra.gabbard@mariondowns.org;
Sandra Gabbard is an Associate Professor of Audiology at the University of Colorado where she is the Coordinator of the Pediatric Audiology LEND MCHB training grant, which supports AuD students and post-doctoral audiologists to expand their expertise in pediatric audiology. In addition, Sandra is the CEO/President and audiologist at the Marion Downs Center, a non-profit community clinic which provides services in audiology, speech therapy, and more.

ASHA DISCLOSURE:

Financial - No relevant financial relationship exist.

Nonfinancial - No relevant nonfinancial relationship exist.


Kaylee Watson (), University of Colorado, Boulder, kawa7624@colorado.edu;
Mari Peterman, Zoe Boxer, and Kaylee Watson are current third year audiology doctoral students at the University of Colorado, Boulder. They are Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) fellows through JFK partners at the University of Colorado Denver. Each hold a strong desire to work with the pediatric population and contribute to the field of pediatric audiology. They will be presenting their analysis of data that they collected with help from The Marion Downs Center.

ASHA DISCLOSURE:

Financial - No relevant financial relationship exist.

Nonfinancial - No relevant nonfinancial relationship exist.


Mari Peterman (), University of Colorado, Boulder, maca1065@colorado.edu;
Mari Peterman, Zoe Boxer, and Kaylee Watson are current third year audiology doctoral students at the University of Colorado, Boulder. They are Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) fellows through JFK partners at the University of Colorado Denver. Each hold a strong desire to work with the pediatric population and contribute to the field of pediatric audiology. They will be presenting their analysis of data that they collected with help from The Marion Downs Center.

ASHA DISCLOSURE:

Financial -

Nonfinancial -


Zoe Boxer (), University of Colorado, Boulder, zobo9368@colorado.edu;
Mari Peterman, Zoe Boxer, and Kaylee Watson are current third year audiology doctoral students at the University of Colorado, Boulder. They are Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) fellows through JFK partners at the University of Colorado Denver. Each hold a strong desire to work with the pediatric population and contribute to the field of pediatric audiology. They will be presenting their analysis of data that they collected with help from The Marion Downs Center.

ASHA DISCLOSURE:

Financial -

Nonfinancial -