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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 hearing loss

Complete the Patient Checklist for Primary Care Providers with families who need further screening for 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 Help Me Grow / Early Intervention

Obtain a consent for release of information at first contact

Report data to the Minnesota Department of Health via Audiologist Amplification Report form and Audiology Report for the Newborn Screening Program

Resources: Best Practices Guidelines