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EHDI: Early Hearing Detection & Intervention

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Diagnostics and Amplification For Infants and Toddlers Workshop is being offered prior to the 2013 12th Annual Early Hearing Detection & Intervention (EHDI) Meeting

A.T. STILL University, Arizona’s Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) program and the National Center for Hearing Assessment and Management (NCHAM) are partnering to offer an exciting training opportunity for audiologists. This training will enhance knowledge and skills in the assessment of hearing loss in infants and provide strategies to ensure appropriate amplification and intervention for infants and toddlers with hearing loss. The training combines 6 weeks of online preparation with a three-day on-site session emphasizing clinical procedures and hands-on practicum.

A workshop presentation in progress

Onsite Workshop Dates:

April 12th, 13th & 14th, 2013
Friday - Sunday


A.T. Still University’s
Arizona Campus
5850 E Still Cir
Mesa, Arizona 85206

Prior To:

The 2013 12th Annual EHDI Meeting which will be held in
Glendale Arizona April 14-16th, 2013
Hotel Information

Online Instruction: Required before attending on-site training

Weekly readings and case studies will increase theoretical and clinical knowledge. The reading list includes current related information regarding diagnostics, amplification and intervention for infants and young children. The suggested course textbook is the Objective Assessment of Hearing by Dr. James Hall, and De Wet Swanepoel. Additional reading material will be available on the website. Material will be discussed during weekly chat sessions with mentors. Questions may be posted on a web-based bulletin board. Participants will be required to successfully complete an online exam to measure their understanding of the background information after the chat room sessions have been completed.

Workshop Details

All participants will be asked to participate in a conference call prior to the start of the online instruction. During that call, you will be introduced to your online mentor and briefed on procedures for the online chats. Technical requirements for the online chats are a computer with Internet access, i.e. Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla or similar web browser, and willingness to participate. You DO NOT need to be a computer “guru” to be able to participate effectively in the online portion of this workshop.

onsite instruction, participants working on audiological equipment

Chat Room Dates

Exact days and times will be arranged to meet the needs of the participants.

  • Week of February 18th, 2013 - Conference Call.
  • Week of: February 25th, 2013 Online.
  • Week of: March 4th, 2013 Online.
  • Week of: March 11th, 2013 Online.
  • Week of: March 18th, 2013 Online.
  • Week of: March 25th, 2013 Online.
  • Week of April 1st, 2013 Online.

(Additional conference calls/chat rooms may be arranged, depending on the needs of the group.)

Online Exam

The online exam will be available at the end of the week of April 1st, the week before the onsite workshop. Participants who are familiar with the material in the text and the readings and have participated in the chats should have no difficulty passing this exam.

Technical Assistance

You will be provided with a link and telephone number to assist you with any computer related problems or questions. Your online mentor may be contacted for questions regarding workshop content or materials.

On-site Instruction

Three days of clinically-based presentations by Dr. James Hall, Mr. Shane Moodie, Dr. Diane Sabo, Dr. Marlene Bagatto, Dr. Terry Foust, Dr. Karen Ditty, and Dr. Randi Winston. Hands-on experience with the clinical diagnostic equipment and amplification selection for infants will be provided.

Dr. James Hall will discuss:

Dr. James Hall

Dr. James Hall

  • Timely, appropriate diagnosis.
  • Anatomy and physiology of the infant auditory system.
  • Electrophysiological results in pediatric clients.
  • Otoacoustic emissions in pediatric clients.
  • ABR—click and frequency specific measures.
  • Bone conduction measures and use of sedation with infants.

Mr. Shane Moodie will discuss:

Mr. Moodie

Shane Moodie

  • Evolution and application of the DSL method.
  • The importance of RECD in infant fittings.
  • The use of ABR data in the DSL method.
  • Validation of hearing instrumentation.
  • Variables to consider in fitting amplification.

Dr. Diane Sabo will discuss:

Dr. Diane Sabo

Dr. Diane

  • Behavioral assessment of infants & children.
  • Cochlear implants for infants and children.
  • Assisting parents in the decision making process.

Dr. Marlene Bagatto will discuss:

Dr. Marlene Bagatto

Dr. Marlene

  • Application of The University of Western Ontario Pediatric Audiological Monitoring Protocol (UWO PedAMP)

Dr. Ditty & Dr. Foust will discuss:

  • Report writing & the EHDI system
Dr. Terry Foust

Dr. Foust

Dr. Karen Ditty

Dr. Ditty

Dr. Winston will discuss:

Dr. Randi Winston

Dr. Winston

  • Following up on Arizona’s babies and Arizona state reporting requirements

Hands-on Experience

Breakout hands-on sessions will afford you the opportunity to apply procedures discussed during the didactic sessions. Equipment specialists and mentors will be available to help guide you.

Practicum Experience

Each participant will be asked to complete diagnostic evaluations for three infants using the protocols presented in the course, and to submit a written report for each. Practicum mentors will read each report and provide helpful feedback. Participants and mentors will work together to arrange practicum situations that meet the participant’s individual needs.

Registration Information

Register Online. Training Registration Fee: $350.
Registration Deadline: February 11th, 2013
Early registration is encouraged, since enrollment is limited to 50 participants.
For questions regarding registration, please contact Dr. Karen Ditty

This special opportunity is offered to you with financial support from A.T. Still University, The EAR Foundation of Arizona and the National Center for Hearing Assessment and Management. Registration fee includes course materials, online preparation, and on-site training with breakfast, lunch and refreshment breaks each day.

American Academy of Audiology (AAA), Continuing Education Credits

Application has been made for American Academy of Audiology (AAA) Continuing Education Credits. This course will offer a total of 30 hours (.3 CEU’s) of continuing education credit. Application has also been made for Tier 1 CEUs

A.T. Still University Hotel Locations:

Special hotel rates of just $75 per night (+ tax) are available at:

6530 E. Superstition Springs Blvd.
Mesa, AZ 85206
$78 (plus tax)
(4 minutes, 2.2 miles from A.T. Still)
Country Inns
6650 E. Superstition Springs Blvd.
Mesa, AZ 85206
$99 Standard, $109 Suite
(4 minutes, 2 miles from A.T. Still)

Rooms should be booked early due to other functions during this date.

Or, if you plan to go to the EHDI 2013 12th Annual EHDI Meeting in Glendale, AZ (A 52-minute, 45 mile drive to A.T. Still University)

Renaissance Glendale Hotel
9495 W. Coyotes Blvd.
Glendale, AZ 85305
Phone: (623) 937-3700
$128./night 2012 Government Per Diem rate for April

Reservations: To make a reservation call central reservations at 1-800-HOTELS1 (468-3571) and use group code "EHDEHDA" or reference the group name "Early Hearing Detection" CUTOFF date for this hotel is March 15, 2012; Group rate may not be available after this date.

Map and Directions

A.T. Still University’s Campus at Arizona Health & Technology Park:
5850 E Still Cir, Mesa, Arizona 85206
Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health
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College of Osteopathic Medicine Mesa
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  • From Sky Harbor Airport – Follow signs to East Valley – 202 Freeway.
  • Take 202 Freeway East to the 101 Freeway South.
  • Take 101 Freeway South to Highway 60 (sometimes called the Superstition Freeway) east. [Highway 60 runs east from I10 a few miles southwest of the airport.]
  • From Highway 60 exit south (right) on Higley Road.
  • Travel south on Higley, and turn east (left) at the first stoplight Baseline Road.
  • Travel east on Baseline, and turn north (left) onto Sunview at the first stop light. (Recker)
  • You will be in the Arizona Health & Technology Park. Turn right at first street (Still Cir.). Go straight through second stop sign. Turn left into parking lot of campus.
  • Go in the main front doors and check in at the front desk.

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We reserve the right to cancel or reschedule this event if an insufficient number of registrations are received. In the event of a cancellation, registration fees will be refunded.