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What role does the 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.
- 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
- 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
LA EHDI has the following brochures:
- Can Your Baby Hear - English
- Can Your Baby Hear - Spanish
- Road Map for Families - English
- Road Map for Families - Spanish
- Brochure Request Form
Frequently Asked Questions:
- What are Louisiana's guidelines for evaluation of infants birth to 6 months of age?
- What are Louisiana's guidelines for evaluation of infants & children 6 mos. to 3 years of age?
- What is the current recommended sedation policy?
- What are the principles of the JCIH on infant hearing and what are risk indicators associated with childhood hearing loss?
- What is recommended monitoring for children at risk for progressive hearing loss?
- What are LA EHDI's amplification and cochlear implant referral guidelines?
- How should audiologists report follow up testing results to LA EHDI?
- What is the protocol for reporting infants and children for early intervention?
- Louisiana Pediatric Audiology Guidelines
- ASHA: Guidelines for the Audiologic Assessment of Children from Birth to 5 Years of Age
- ASHA: Guidelines for Audiologists Providing Informational and Adjustment Counseling to Families of Infants and Young Children with Hearing Loss Birth to 5 Years of Age
- Joint Committee on Infant Hearing (JCIH) 2007 Position Statement
- Louisiana Pediatric Audiology Services Directory
- the NCHAM eBook: A Resource Guide for Early Hearing Detection and Intervention
- Marion Downs Hearing Center
- National Center for Hearing Assessment and Management (NCHAM)
- American Academy of Audiology
- Boys Town National Research Hospital
- National Association of the Deaf
- CDC Early Hearing Detection and Intervention
- CDC: The What Else Checklist (guide to help audiologists during appointments with families)
- EHDI PALS
- Louisiana Hands and Voices
- ASHA Leader: Developing a Strong Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Program
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