Families

Families

Information for families on newborn hearing screening and caring for babies and young children who are deaf or hard of hearing.

Information for families
Physicians

Physicians

Information on newborn hearing screening and follow-up of patients with potential or diagnosed hearing loss.

Information for physicians
Audiologists

Audiologists

Information on caring for patients with potential or diagnosed hearing loss, parent support, and reporting to the PA Dept. of Health.

Information for audiologists
Birth Facilities

Birth Facilities

Information on newborn hearing screening, parent education, and reporting to the PA Dept. of Health.

Information for birth facilities

Hearing Loss Expo in Harrisburg -- don't miss this event!

Don't miss the Hearing Loss Expo on November 2 and 3 and the Radisson Harrisburg Hotel--it is free and open to the public! This event is for families and professionals and includes information, assistive technologies, demonstrations, presentations and exhibits. For more information on the Hearing Loss Expo go to this link http://www.dli.pa.gov/Individuals/Disability-Services/odhh/Pages/Hearing-Loss-Expo.aspx

PaTTAN Workshop in October "Auditory Teaching Strategies and Techniques to Facilitate Spoken Language Through Listening"

Early Intervention has announced this new workshop, "Auditory Teaching Strategies and Techniques to Facilitate Spoken Language Through Listening" on October 3 at PaTTAN East in Malvern (western suburb of Philadelphia), October 4 at PaTTAN Harrisburg and October 6 at PaTTAN Pittsburgh.

Auditory brainstem implant for children born without hearing nerve

A team of researchers have developed and successfully implanted an auditory brainstem implant (ABI) in 4 children who could not previously hear because they did not have an auditory nerve. The ABI is considered revolutionary because it stimulates neurons at the brainstem directly and completely bypasses the inner ear.