The Antonia Brancia Maxon Award for EHDI Excellence
Video of the 2008 Maxon Awards Ceremony
The Antonia Brancia Maxon Award for EHDI Excellence will be presented at the 2008 National EHDI Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana. This award honors the career achievements of Dr. Antonia Brancia Maxon to promote effective Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) programs for all newborns, infants, and young children. Dr. Maxon was a pioneer in EHDI programs, beginning with her leadership in the Rhode Island Hearing Assessment Project in the late 1980's. She was one of the first to recognize the feasibility and value of universal newborn hearing screening and was a tireless advocate for connecting screening programs with timely and appropriate diagnosis and early intervention.
Her extensive contributions to creating excellent EHDI programs were abruptly ended by a tragic automobile accident in May of 2007. In memory of her contributions, an Award for EHDI Excellence will be presented at the 2008 National EHDI Conference to honor an individual or group of people who have made a noteworthy accomplishment that contributed to achieving excellence in EHDI programs nationally or in a particular state or region of the country.