AUDIOLOGIST FOLLOW UP GUIDELINES:REPORTING RESULTS OF ALL RESCREENING AND DIAGNOSTIC TESTING IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT
Testing results should be reported on the EHDI Follow-up Services Report (FSR) Form. This follow-up form should be faxed, or mailed within 7 days to the Department of Health EHDI Program at the address and fax listed on the bottom of the form.
Which results should be reported?
1. Rescreening and/or diagnostic testing results on all infants who failed a hospital newborn hearing screening even if the results of your testing are normal.
2. Initial screening or diagnostic testing results on all infants who never had a hospital newborn hearing screening even if your results are normal.
3. All results on any child ages birth-5 years of age identified with a hearing loss for the first time.
4. All results on any child birth- 5 years of age fitted with a hearing aid or cochlear implant for the first time.
5. Every child that is considered lost to follow-up. Report information on any child who failed to keep their rescreening or diagnostic testing appointments and who is now considered to be lost to follow-up for your facility.
• It is recommended that at least two attempts be made to schedule the patient for follow-up testing before reporting them as lost to follow-up. For newborns reported lost to follow-up, by 2 months of age, LA EHDI will use resources to contact the families and encourage follow-up.
• Communication should be made by at least two different methods before giving up (i.e.: telephone contact and mail contact).
• Send information on all possible contact family and phone numbers, and information on all previous contacts (phone disconnected, wrong address, other family members, etc).