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PA Dept. of Human Services website for Early Intervention in Pennsylvania or you can call CONNECT Information Service for Early Intervention at 1-800-692-7288.

Published in Early Intervention

Booklet from the CDC on Early Intervention for parents and families of babies recently diagnosed with a hearing loss.

Published in Early Intervention

Communications options shown in a chart.

Published in Communication Options

Information for parents and families to help them decide which communication method is best for their deaf of hard of hearing child.

Published in Communication Options

Information for parents and families to consider as they make decisions on how to communicate with their deaf or hard of hearing child.

Published in Communication Options

Children who have cochlear implants rank their quality of life as equal to their normal hearing peers according to research reported in the February 2010 issue of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery.

Published in News Articles

There are two ways to screen a baby's hearing. Both ways are comfortable, take only a few minutes and are done while your baby is sleeping.

  • Auditory Brainstem Response (ABR) uses a special computer to measure how well your baby's hearing nerve responds to sounds that are sent to your baby's ears through earphones or ear tips.
  • Otoacoustic Emissions (OAE) uses a special microphone and computer to measure the response of your baby's ear to soft sounds that are sent through earphones or ear tips.
Published in Undiagnosed
Friday, 08 June 2012 14:08

What are the types of hearing loss?

There are 4 types of hearing loss:

  1. conductive hearing loss
  2. sensorineural hearing loss
  3. mixed hearing loss
  4. Auditory Neuropathy Spectrum Disorder.

View information on these types of hearing loss in easy to understand, non-technical terms.

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The Newborn Hearing Screening and Intervention Program of the PA Department of Health (PA DOH) works with physicians to ensure that babies receive a hearing screening no later than 1 month of age and that babies who do not pass their hearing screening receive a diagnostic evaluation by an audiologist no later than 3 months of age.

Find out more about the Newborn Hearing Screening and Intervention Program

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