NCHAM’s Early Childhood Hearing Outreach (ECHO) Initiative is expanding its outreach to ensure that all Head Start programs across the country are using up-to-date hearing screening practices to satisfy their requirements to screen all children for hearing loss.
Be a part of the ECHO!
Discover what a benefit telehealth technologies can be to EHDI professionals and the families they serve. This new webpage explains some of the efforts toward implementing this technology and why its use can be so helpful.
Early childhood program coordinators and staff often need help in documenting hearing screening outcomes, tracking children who need follow-up, and monitoring screening program quality. Here are some items that can help.
A free webinar from the Telehealth Technology Assessment Center in cooperation with the Northwest Regional Telehealth Resource Center will be held for organizations getting into telehealth that may not know how to select devices to meet their needs, established telehealth programs that want to expand services but need to get the right technology, and telehealth program administrators.
The event will take place on October 29, 2010 from 12:00 to 1:00 pm (Pacific Standard Time)
Presentations will be given by Chris Patricoski, MD and Stewart Ferguson, PhD and the event will be moderated by Garret Spargo, Director of the TTAC
A free webinar from the Telehealth Technology Assessment Center in cooperation with the Northwest Regional Telehealth Resource Center will be held for physicians who are interested in using videoconferencing from the desktop, professionals looking for information on what software is available, what it does, and where its limitations are, and telehealth program administrators.
The event will take place on October 22, 2010 from 12:00 until 1:00 pm (Pacific Standard Time). The presentation and discussion will be led by Garret Spargo, Director of the TTAC.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have launched a new Web site on Hearing Loss in Children. Some of the features include: Easy-to-read information on signs & symptoms, screening & diagnosis, treatment services, and prevention; a compilation of important data and scientific publications; individualized pages for different visitors including families, health professionals, EHDI programs, and partners; and an overview of the work CDC and its partners are doing in the area of hearing loss.
On the home page, there is an item called “Hearing Loss Widget.” You can put this widget on your website to help spread the word about symptoms of hearing loss.
Make sure that you protect your hearing and the hearing of those around you not only during October, but always.
ASHA’s Annual Audiology Online Conference will be held Wednesday, October 13–Monday, October 25. Make sure to register!
At 14 months of age and through the help of a very talented pediatric audiologist in Utah, Mason Loe just heard his first sound. Read and watch how cochlear implants changed the Loe family forever.
Many EHDI programs throughout the United States and beyond have expressed a great interest in telehealth practices. Federal funding has provided for many of these programs to become increasingly available to those interested in learing and utilizing this technology. The Northwest Regional Telehealth Resource Center, one of these federally funded organizations has announced an “Open Mic Forum,” to be held Monday, Sept. 13th and will be focused on “Identifying the Top Five Pains in Telemedicine! Requesting Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Reimbursement.”