Review Newborn Hearing Screening results at first Well Child visit
Confirm that follow-up appointments have been scheduled
Complete the Patient Checklist for Primary Care Providers with families who need further screening for hearing loss
Ensure follow-up appointments are completed and results received
Complete Parent Roadmap for families with a child identified with hearing loss
Streamline authorizations to eliminate delay to specialty providers such as ORL, ENT, and genetics
Offer and provide referral to Minnesota Hands & Voices
Refer to Early Intervention through Help Me Grow
Respond promptly to Minnesota Department of Health requests for follow-up information and plans
Partnering with your Doctor The Medical Home Approach: A guide for families with children who have genetic conditions (Midwest Genetics Network)
Minnesota Department of Health, Health Care Homes
EHDI Parent Resource Binder features the Parent Roadmap and offers more in depth information about hearing loss. Any child living in Minnesota that is newly identified with a hearing loss will receive a printed copy of this resource binder.
Minnesota Department of Human Services: Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services
Minnesota Hands & Voices: Resource Directory
EHDI Grand Rounds: Management of Pediatric Hearing Loss
This recorded webinar (presented at Children's Grand Rounds on 1-29-2015) provides information on the work-up of sensorineural hearing loss, different treatment options including cochlear implants, and the importance of monitoring for hearing loss in infants and toddlers. Presented by Frank Rimell, MD; Brianne Roby, MD; and Abby Meyer, MD.
To view the webinar you will need to follow the directions at the top of the Children's Grand Rounds page and create an account.
"Although most pediatricians believe that they have primary responsibility for follow-up planning for children who do not pass their hearing screens, they frequently do not have the access they need to screening-test results or to the results of any subsequent diagnostic evaluations."
Create and maintain a care map outlining expected care through the first year of life.
Timely referrals to appropriate providers are critical for reducing loss to follow-up.