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Last Modified: 12/09/2015

2003 National Early Hearing Detection & Intervention (EHDI) Annual Meeting: Panel Discussion Videos

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Opening Session: Panel Discussion

Streaming Video:
Description: Highlights efforts being made within five agencies and organizations committed to EHDI success. Panelists: Dr. José Cordero, CDC; Dr. Merle McPherson, MCHB; Dr. Joan Mele-McCarthy, OSERS; Dr. Marin P. Allen, NIDCD; Jennifer Cernoch, Family Voices.
Language(s): English
Time: 53 minutes
Produced By: National Center for Hearing Assessment & Management (NCHAM)

Session 2: Screening and Assessment: Emerging Technologies and Protocols by James W. Hall, PhD.

Streaming Video:
Description: Discusses diagnostic equipment and procedures needed for audiological diagnosis of infants and toddlers referred from newborn hearing screening programs. Discussion includes protocols for newborn hearing screening and follow-up and the problems encountered in conducting timely and audiological diagnosis of infants and young children.
Language(s): English
Time: 56 minutes
Produced By: National Center for Hearing Assessment & Management (NCHAM)

Session 3: The Case for EHDI: A Critical Evaluation of the Evidence by Martyn Hyde, PhD.

Streaming Video:
Description: Summarizes the evidence for and against the implementation of EHDI programs. The role of evidence-based medicine in deciding whether to implement an EHDI program and the strengths and weaknesses of various types of research relating to the improvement of newborn hearing screening programs are discussed.
Language(s): English
Time: 51 minutes
Produced By: National Center for Hearing Assessment & Management (NCHAM)

Session 4: Early Intervention Workshop: Panel Discussion

Streaming Video:
Description: Three different models of state-based early intervention services are presented. Wyoming uses an approach that provides feedback for parents by videotaping a parent's interactions with their child who has a hearing loss, thus eliminating the need for the intervention specialist to be onsite with the child and parents. Colorado has a regional deaf role model program and a strong parent support program. Idaho has an outreach program that provides the opportunity to obtain comprehensive services regardless of a family's mode of communication. Panelists: Arlene Stredler Brown, MA, University of Colorado, Colorado School for the Deaf and Blind; Nancy Pajak, MS, CCC-A, Wyoming EHDI Coordinator; and Emma Lozada, MS, Idaho School for the Deaf and Blind.
Language(s): English
Time: 47 minutes
Produced By: National Center for Hearing Assessment & Management (NCHAM)

Session 5: The Genetics of Hearing Loss by Patrick Brookhouser, MD, FAAP, FACS

Streaming Video:
Description: Discusses various types of genetic hearing loss, including congenital or delayed, stable or progressive, conductive or sensorineural, unilateral or bilateral, and syndromic or non-syndromic. The presentation details why genetic evaluation of infants with confirmed hearing loss is best performed by a geneticist knowledgeable about hearing loss.
Language(s): English
Time: 55 Minutes
Produced By: National Center for Hearing Assessment & Management (NCHAM)

Session 6: Parent Perspectives on EHDI: Panel Discussion

Streaming Video:
Description: Three mothers share their experiences as parents of children who have hearing loss and describe at what point in the EHDI process they needed or wanted support, the types of assistance desired, and who should provide that support. Each of the mothers discusses what professionals could do to make the early diagnosis and management of hearing loss a smoother process. Panelists: Katherine Baldwin, MSW, Social Work Fellow, University of Colorado Helth Sciences Center; Debra Hofmeister, Consultant, Georgia Pines Program; and Stephanie Disney, MS, UNHS Central Coordinator, Kentucky.
Language(s): English
Time: 56 minutes
Produced By: National Center for Hearing Assessment & Management (NCHAM)