New teleaudiology program to improve follow up for newborns who did not pass hearing screening

A program in California is being implemented to facilitate follow-up for infants needing diagnostic audiology evaluations. Babies who do not pass newborn hearing screening tests require immediate diagnosis and intervention. Participation in the program is by referral from the state Hearing Coordination Center. The teleaudiology program is unique because, rather than consulting
with audiologists or other clinicians at a remote location, who then
diagnose and treat the patient, the UC Davis audiologists actually
perform the hearing screening and make the diagnosis.