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

2014 Low Incidence Institute Pre-Conference on August 3 for parents of young children who are deaf or hard of hearing

The Pennsylvania Low Incidence Institute 2014 on August 4-7 in Hershey will include a pre-conference on Sunday, August 3 from 4 to 7pm that is just for families of children (birth to early intervention) who are deaf or hard of hearing. Learn more about state and federal laws, as well as key strategies for transitioning your child from early intervention to preschool and school age IEPs. For more information and to register by July 25, open the link: Registration & Information for Pennsylvania Low Incidence Institute 2014

School hearing tests do not detect noise exposure hearing loss

School hearing tests cannot detect adolescent high-frequency hearing loss, which is typically caused by loud noise exposure, according to researchers at Penn State College of Medicine.

The Earliest Interventions - When Parents Discover They Have a Deaf Child

Early intervention by 6 months of age makes a difference in language acquisition of young deaf children. This article describes what we know and don't know about the impact of early intervention and the implications for policy and practice.