Nominations are invited for the Antonia Brancia Maxon Award for EHDI Excellence to be presented at the 2019 National EHDI Meeting in Denver, Colorado. This award honors the life and work of Dr. Antonia Brancia Maxon to promote effective Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) programs for all newborns, infants, and young children. Dr. Maxon was a pioneer in EHDI programs, beginning with her leadership in the Rhode Island Hearing Assessment Project in the late 1980’s. She was one of the first to recognize the feasibility and value of universal newborn hearing screening and was a tireless advocate for connecting screening programs with timely and appropriate diagnosis and early intervention.

Her extensive contributions to creating excellent EHDI programs were abruptly ended by a tragic automobile accident in May of 2007. In memory of her contributions, an Award for EHDI Excellence is presented each year at the National EHDI Meeting to honor an individual who has made outstanding contributions to achieving excellence in EHDI programs nationally or in a particular state or region.

Nominations for the Antonia Brancia Maxon Award for EHDI Excellence should be emailed to Karl White at, or mailed to:

National Center for Hearing Assessment and Management

Utah State University

2615 Old Main Hill

Logan, Utah 84322-2615

Attention: Antonia Brancia Maxon Award for EHDI Excellence

Nominations must be received by Friday, December 21, 2018 and MUST BE LIMITED to 500 words. The nomination should describe:

  • The outstanding accomplishment(s) that contributed to improvement of EHDI programs.
  • How the accomplishment(s) demonstrate(s) significant creativity or initiative.
  • The specific ways in which the nominee has contributed to EHDI excellence.

Presentation of the 2019 Antonia Brancia Maxon Award for EHDI Excellence will be made on Monday March 4, 2019 at the National EHDI Meeting in Chicago, Illinois. More about the National EHDI Meeting, including past nominees and recipients can be found at


NCHAM Webinar: Thursday, 11/15

Register now for this week’s webinar!

Doubling the Effect of EHDI: 
Resources to help identify twice as many children

Presented by: William Eiserman, PhD. & Terry Foust, Au.D., CCC-A/SLP, Early Childhood Hearing Outreach (ECHO) Initiative, NCHAM, Utah State University

Date:Thursday, November 15, 2018


Webinar start times (by time zone)

  • 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm PT
  • 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm MT
  • 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm CT
  • 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm ET


The Journal of Early Hearing Detection and Intervention: Volume 3 Issue 2

Volume 3: Issue 2 of the Journal of Early Hearing Detection and Intervention has just been published. JEHDI is a semi-annual scholarly peer-reviewed online publication dedicated to advancing Early Hearing Detection and Intervention by publishing articles that describe current research, evidence-based practice, and standards of care. Taking a broad systems perspective, the JEHDI focuses on newborn and early childhood hearing screening, diagnosis, family support, early intervention, the medical home, information management, financing, quality improvement and other key factors critical for an effective EHDI system. JEHDI is an open-source journal with no publication or subscription costs.