Resources: Best Practices Guidelines
Policies and Procedures
Newborn and Infant Hearing Screening Initiative (National Center of Medical Home Initiatives for Children with Special Needs)
Early Hearing Detection and Intervention: A Sound Beginning Begins with the Medical Home (webcast featuring Dr. Sharon Fleischfresser)
Birth to 3: Information about Early Intervention for the Medical Home (webcast featuring Linda Tuchman-Ginsberg)
Screening, Diagnosis and Intervention Guidelines
Babies & Hearing Loss: A Guide for Providers about Follow-up Medical Care (Wisconsin Sound Beginnings)
"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
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