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Testing Newborns For Hearing

The importance of screening, diagnosis and intervention

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The extensive archives of Health Politics with Dr. Mike Magee, a popular weekly Internet-based electronic media program that explores complex issues of health care policy and public health, have been made available to Access Excellence. The topics and materials selected by AE's editors address National Science Education Standards and/or National Health Education Standards, are included in middle and high school science and health curricula, and are of particular relevance to middle and high school teachers and learners.

Testing Newborns for Hearing (9/7/2005)

Presentation transcript

Questions answered by this presentation:

  1. How many newborns are affected by hearing loss?
  2. Why is early testing, diagnosis and treatment of hearing loss so important?
  3. Why is universal hearing testing of newborns more favorable than testing only high-risk newborns?
  4. If treatment isn't initiated early, how much public support does a deaf child who receives special education require by high school graduation?
  5. How many states have Early Hearing Detection and Intervention laws?

Related Links

Newborn Hearing Loss (American Speech-Language-Hearing Association )
Get the facts.

States Rated on Birth Defect Testing (Web MD)
Where you live determines which tests babies get at birth.

Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (National Center for Hearing Assessment and Management)
The NCHAM has put together resources to aid in the establishment and operation of universal newborn hearing screening programs.

How We Hear (Children's Hospital of Philadelphia)
Find out how sound gets through the ear to the brain.

Hearing Impairment causes and prevention (March of Dimes)
Quick reference to facts about newborn hearing impairment.

Speech and Language Development (University of Texas, Dallas)
Learn the behaviors to expect from children with normally developing speech and language.

Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Action Center (ASHA)
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association is actively lobbying at both the state and federal levels to enact legislation that would provide hearing screening for newborns and infants.

Sound from Silence (American Speech-Language-Hearing Association)
Understanding cochlear implants.

Links updated: 20 January 2009
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