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Improvement Strategies

NCIH

Review Newborn Screening Hearing results at first well-baby visit

Refer well babies failing inpatient screen for outpatient screen

Confirm that follow-up appointments have been scheduled

Complete the AZ EHDI Patient Checklist (english)  or AZ EHDI Patient Checklist (spanish)  for families that need diagnostic screening for possible hearing loss

Ensure followup appointments are completed and results received

Show families the Parent Roadmap for families with a child identified with a hearing loss

Streamline authorizations to eliminate delays to specialty providers such as ENT and Otology

 Offer and Refer to Arizona Early Intervention Program (AzEIP) and Arizona Hands and Voices

Resources: Best Practices Guidelines

Training Opportunities

Arizona EHDI Educational Strategies:
Are You EHDI Ready? 

Dr. Behrmann and patient

"Everybody knows one or two families who could really use some help coordinating care. So why not take on the idea of Medical Home with just those two kids and see how it blossoms  "

Ann Behrmann, MD
Group Health Cooperative

 mother with twins with hearing loss

The twins weren't identified with hearing loss until they were 18 months old.  At 10 months I suspected that one had a hearing loss, but when I asked the pediatrician I was told that my concerns were because I was a first time mother. I've since then gotten a new pediatrician. The baby I thought had normal hearing had to get tubes in her ears.  The post-op hearing test indicated that she had a permanant hearing loss. So that is how both of my children were finally identified at 18 months of age."

Anonymous,  mother of twins with hearing loss