The 2019 position statement was co-authored by the members of the Joint Committee on Infant Hearing (JCIH). The JCIH is funded by annual dues from each member organization to cover operational costs and all contributors conduct the work as volunteers on behalf of the organizations they represent and the JCIH.
We are grateful for the input, leadership, and assistance provided by Academy Fellows Alison M. Grimes, AuD, and Christine Yoshinaga-Itano, PhD. Their contributions to pediatric audiology are invaluable.
This current 2019 document builds on prior Joint Committee on Infant Hearing (JCIH) publications (2013 JCIH supplement on Early Intervention and 2007 JCIH Guidelines), updating best practices through literature reviews and expert consensus opinion on screening; identification; and audiological, medical, and educational management of infants and young children and their families.
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