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ERIC Number: EJ966474
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0042-8639
Periodic Early Childhood Hearing Screening: The EHDI Perspective
Hoffman, Jeff; Houston, K. Todd; Munoz, Karen F.; Bradham, Tamala S.
Volta Review, v111 n2 p195-208 Sum 2011
State coordinators of early hearing detection and intervention (EHDI) programs completed a strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats, or SWOT, analysis that examined 12 areas within state EHDI programs. Concerning periodic early childhood hearing screening, 47 coordinators listed 241 items and themes were identified within each SWOT category. A threats, opportunities, weaknesses, and strengths, or TOWS, analysis yielded 12 recommendations that focused on similar themes. Out of these 12 recommendations, 3 distinct strategies emerged: 1) increase education of parents and professionals about risk factors for later onset hearing loss and hearing monitoring; 2) integrate data systems accessible by professionals that are capable of processing risk factors and multiple hearing screenings; and 3) collaborate with early childhood programs to coordinate follow-up, improve data submission, and conduct periodic hearing screenings. Addressed appropriately, these recommendations can improve periodic early childhood screening within state EHDI programs. (Contains 6 tables.)
Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. 3417 Volta Place NW, Washington, DC 20007. Tel: 202-337-5220; Fax: 202-337-8314; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A