Every day, 33 babies are born with hearing loss in the United States. These children and their families face significant barriers to receiving the services and care they need, according to a new survey released by the Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.
Monthly Archives: February 2014
Mastering School Life Despite Hearing Loss
The Hear the World Foundation gives parents tips on helping their children deal with hearing loss at school.
Introducing NCHAM’s newest resource: Timely Diagnosis: A Resource Guide Supporting TeleAudiology
Tele-audiology (T-A)- the implementation of audiological services via telehealth technologies –has great potential to ensure that infants who are in need of diagnostic audiology services can receive them in a timely manner. The purpose of this guide is to share the lessons learned and recommendations for conducting remote diagnostic audiological evaluations with infants based on the experiences of professionals in six states and one Canadian province.
Access this toolkit by going to
HHS Issues Model of Notices of Privacy Practices in Spanish
A Spanish version of the Model Notices of Privacy Practices (NPP) has been issued by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights (OCR) and Office for the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC). These materials were developed through focus group testing with Spanish speakers. This resource provides patients and health plan subscribers culturally competent information about their rights under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy Rule.
Do 'deaf people have rhythm'?
To step on beat, you don’t need to “hear” in the traditional way. That’s what the members of percussion/dance touring company of STOMP learned when they visited Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C. recently.
AAP EHDI Task Force Tools
Check out the AAP EHDI Task Force tools to promote the role of the medical home within the EHDI system. See “AAP Fact Sheets and Other Resources”.
Webinar Regarding Autism Spectrum Disorder in Children who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing
MCHB/AUCD (a LEND Pediatric Audiology Training Program) is hosting a webinar on Autism Spectrum Disorder in Children Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing. The webinar will be held Wednesday, February 26, 2014 from 3:00 PM-4:00 PM EST.
EHDI Annual Meeting Pre Meeting Sessions and Post Meeting Field Trip
When registering for the EHDI Annual Meeting, remember to review the pre-meeting session options on Sunday, 4/13 and the field trip to the Clarke Schools for Hearing and Speech in Jacksonville and the Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind in St. Augustine on Wednesday, 4/16. You can register for the meeting, pre-meeting sessions and the post-meeting field trip now!
The February edition of Probes and Tips is Now Available
Fulfill Head Start Hearing Screening Performance Standards