ERIC Number: ED405662
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Mar
Consensus Development Conference on Early Identification of Hearing Impairment in Infants and Young Children (Bethesda, Maryland, March 1-3, 1993).
National Inst. of Child Health and Human Development (NIH), Bethesda, MD.; National Inst. of Neurological Diseases and Stroke (NIH), Bethesda, MD.; National Institutes of Health (DHHS), Bethesda, MD. Office of Medical Applications of Research.; National Inst. on Deafness and Other Communications Disorders, Bethesda, MD.
This document compiles abstracts of papers that were presented at a 3-day conference of experts which developed a consensus statement on early identification of hearing impairment in infants and young children. Papers addressed taxonomy; epidemiology; developmental consequences of early hearing impairment; methodology, instrumentation, and personnel; and models for early identification and follow-up. Abstracts of the following papers are included: "Early Identification of Hearing Impairment in Infants and Young Children" (Robert J. Ruben); "Site of Lesion and Age of Onset" (Jerome O. Klein); "Causal Factors and Concomitant Impairment" (Michael A. Karchmer); "Incidence/Prevalence" (Patrick E. Brookhouser); "At-Risk Populations" (N. Wendell Todd); "Auditory Development" (Joseph W. Hall); "Language Acquisition" (Mary P. Moeller); "Effects of Hearing Impairment on the Development of Speech" (D. Kimbrough Oller); "Social/Emotional and Academic Consequences of Hearing Loss" (Diane Brackett); "Benefits of Screening at Birth: Economic, Educational, and Functional Factors" (Marion P. Downs); "High-Risk Register" (Allan O. Diefendorf); "Behavioral Measures" (Judith S. Gravel); "Acoustic Immittance Measures" (Robert H. Margolis); "Developmental Screening in a Busy Clinic: A Luxury or a Necessity?" (Noel D. Matkin); "Recording the Auditory Brainstem Response in Infants" (Terence W. Picton); "The Auditory Brainstem Response in Infants: Basic Aspects" (Richard C. Folsom); "Auditory Brainstem Response Testing in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit" (Bruce A. Weber); "Evaluation of Hearing in the Neonate Using the Auditory Brainstem Response" (Yvonne S. Sininger); "Hearing Screening of Infants with Auditory Brainstem Response: Protocols, Personnel, and Price" (James W. Hall III); "Otoacoustic Emissions: Basic Aspects" (Theodore J. Glattke); "Utility of Distortion-Product Otoacoustic Emissions in Identifying Hearing Impairment in Infants and Young Children" (Brenda L. Lonsbury-Martin); "Characteristics of Transient Evoked Otoacoustic Emissions in Pediatric Populations" (Susan J. Norton); "Practicality, Validity, and Cost-Efficiency of Universal Newborn Hearing Screening Using Evoked Otoacoustic Emissions" (Karl R. White); "Models for Early Identification and Followup: An Overview" (Robert G. Turner); "U.S.A. Models" (Thomas M. Mahoney); "Canadian Models and Issues" (Martyn L. Hyde); and "The Public Health Perspective on Screening--U.K. Experience and Recommendations" (Mark P. Haggard). Most papers contain references. (DB)
Descriptors: Audiology, Auditory Evaluation, Auditory Tests, Child Development, Classification, Disability Identification, Early Identification, Epidemiology, Etiology, Evaluation Methods, Guidelines, Hearing Impairments, Incidence, Infants, Language Acquisition, Neonates, Neurology, Opinions, Screening Tests, Standards, Young Children
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Inst. of Child Health and Human Development (NIH), Bethesda, MD.; National Inst. of Neurological Diseases and Stroke (NIH), Bethesda, MD.; National Institutes of Health (DHHS), Bethesda, MD. Office of Medical Applications of Research.; National Inst. on Deafness and Other Communications Disorders, Bethesda, MD.
Note: For the consensus statement and summary, see EC 303 074.