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AUDIOLOGY RESOURCES

What role does an audiologist play in the LA EHDI process?

The pediatric audiologist may provide follow-up services to infants who do not pass the inpatient hearing screening or may serve in a management position.

Direct Services:

  • Confirm hearing loss by performing a comprehensive diagnostic assessment
  • Ensure that parents understand the significance of the hearing loss
  • Provide timely fitting and monitoring of amplification devices
  • Make referrals to appropriate intervention services
  • Promptly report data (test results, no shows, fitting amplification) to LA EHDI
  • Communicate with and report to PCP

Management:

  • Newborn hearing-screening program development
  • Quality assessment of screening programs
  • Service coordination and referrals
  • Audiological treatment and consultations 

*Roles developed by JCIH, 2007 Position Statement

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