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Improvement Strategies

NCIH

Confirm diagnostic audiology appointment at the first visit

Complete Parent Roadmap with families who have a child identified with a hearing loss

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

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

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

Respond promptly to the Arizona Department of Health Services for follow-up information and plans

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