Shelley Moats

Shelley Moats

Dr. Shelley Moats, ABA-Certified, is a pediatric audiologist and director of audiology at Open Arms Children's Health, a service of Home of the Innocents, in Louisville, Kentucky. Dr. Moats has held various leadership positions in audiology organizations at the state and national level, and currently is a co-chair of the Kentucky EHDI Advisory Board.

Newborn Hearing Screening

ONLINE FEATURE | Newborn Hearing Screenings and Follow-Up: Essential During a Pandemic?

The primary objective of local, state, and federal response to COVID-19 is to minimize mortality and mitigate explosive demand for acute health-care services related to COVID-19 complications, especially those that require care in intensive care units. 

Governmental responses have varied from statewide stay-at-home orders to more incremental approaches targeting restrictions in specific industries and locations. Certainly, many of these restrictions are warranted and necessary to achieve the desired public health outcomes. 

Topic(s): COVID-19, Pediatric Audiology, pediatrics, Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI), Patient care, tele-audiology