infant hearing

infant hearing

Families Fight for CMV Screenings

Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is the most common virus in the United States, but few know it can cause permanent health problems in unborn babies.

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Illustration of infant development and COVID-19

The Effects of COVID-19 on 1–3–6

COVID-19 and Audiology

The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has had an unprecedented effect on the delivery of health care in the United States. Most states instituted public quarantine mandates from March to June 2020, and many health-care practices closed for weeks and, often, for months, delaying or suspending health-care access. Audiology practices and services also were affected, which sparked a debate on whether audiology services were essential.

Topic(s): infant hearing, audiology, Pediatric, COVID-19

Academy Expresses Concerns Regarding Proposed Cuts to Early Hearing Detection and Intervention

The Academy, as a member of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Alliance (DHHA), sent a letter of concern to the federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB) in response to a Health and Human Services (HHS) Administration proposal to cut funding to an Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) grant that currently supports newborn hearing screening in the District of Columbia (DC.). 

Infant having hearing tested

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY | Year 2019 Position Statement: Principles and Guidelines for Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Programs

Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) activities beginning at the birth hearing screening and culminating in early intervention have positively impacted outcomes for children who are deaf or hard of hearing and their families in the United States and worldwide. 

Topic(s): infants and children, Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI), pediatrics, infant hearing, Newborn Hearing Screening, Sign Language, Hearing thresholds

Publication Issue: Audiology Today July/August 2020