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Improvement Strategies


Educate the PCP/Medical Home staff about the medical work up for infants with hearing loss

Streamline authorizations for referral to eliminate delays

Note recommended return visits, if appropriate, on the KY EHDI Roadmap for the family

Standardize message to assure the unbiased presentation of information

Communicate results to the medical home in time for next well baby visit

Determine etiology as a team- Unspecified is not an option

Manage congenital fluid aggressively if preventing the determination of etiology

Offer a referral to Guide By Your Side or other parent support groups

Resources: Tools for Improvement


Training Opportunities

Genetics for EHDI Professionals
An online, asynchronous course open to any professionals who work with deaf and hard-or-hearing individuals offered via distance learning twice a year.


"I left the ENT's Office without a follow-up appointment, feeling like I was annoying with my questions or wasting time. I felt as though I had valid concerns for my daughters."

-Parent of two daughters, one with a confirmed hearing loss and one with a suspected hearing loss