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Webinar: Evidence-Based Hearing Screening and Evaluation Practices for Children Ages 0–5: Useful Facts and Practical Tools

When: February 9, 2023 | 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. MDT


Each day, children with hearing loss attend early childhood programs. It's important for staff to learn how to identify these children. Join us for a webinar on improving the quality of hearing screening and evaluation practices for children ages birth to 5. Learn about useful facts and access practical tools to support the development and sustainability of high-quality hearing screening and follow-up methods in Head Start and Early Head Start and other early care and education programs.

Topics for the webinar include:

  • How determining the status of children’s hearing ability relates to the overall goals of early childhood programs like Head Start, Part C early intervention, Part B-619 and other early care and education services.
  • Current evidence-based practice recommendations for conducting hearing screening with children ages birth to 5
  • An overview of two screening methods and available resources to support implementation
    • Otoacoustic Emissions (OAE) screening and evaluation method for all children
    • Pure Tone Audiometry Screening method for children 3 to 5 years of age or older
  • Recommended follow-up protocol for when children do not pass the hearing screening
  • Information about equipment options and costs
  • How to find:
    • A local audiologist to assist in program development, training, and diagnostic services
    • Other implementation resources and opportunities for training and technical assistance

Target Audience:

This webinar benefits individuals and programs serving children between birth and 5 years of age, including:

  • Head Start, Early Head Start, Migrant and Seasonal Head Start, and American Indian and Alaska Native Head Start programs
  • Part C early intervention programs
  • Part B-619 programs
  • Home visiting programs
  • Preschool staff
  • Health care providers


William Eiserman & Terry Foust