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Need caption for photo of sleeping newborn baby Pediatric Audiology: Before 3 Months

Improvement Strategies

NCIH

Evaluate both ears

Complete definitive diagnosis BEFORE 3 MONTHS of age

Complete Parent Roadmap for families with a child identified with a hearing loss

Complete the AZ EHDI Patient Checklist (English) or AZ EHDI Patient Checklist (Spanish)  for Primary Care Providers with families who need further screening for hearing loss

Streamline authorization to eliminate delay to specialty providers such as ORL, ENT and genetics

Offer a referral to Guide by your side  or Arizona Hands and Voices

Report Data to the Arizona Department of Health Services

Resources: Tools for Improvement

Training Opportunities

Pediatric Amplification

American Academy of Audiology CEUs are available for this course (.8 CEUs). There is no charge.

Pediatric Audiology Case Review- Audiology Online

"The audiologist that day was new to screening infants and didn't know what to do with the crushed mom seated in front of her. She appeared very uncomfortable and busied herself with paperwork scheduling Jordan to see an ENT. Jordan's diagnosis would have been much less painful had this audiologist been given the benefit of some counseling classes to augment her clinical skills."

Mother of a child with hearing loss