“What the Pediatric Provider Needs to Know about Hearing Loss”
Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Friday, August 1, 2014 | 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
To present information to the general provider about the process of early identification of hearing loss in children, appropriate evaluation and interventions by pediatric hearing specialists, and provide resources and methods to empower children with hearing loss to achieve their highest potential.
Describe the integral role that a primary care provider has in caring for children with hearing loss.
Review the rationale for and process of early identification of hearing loss in children.
Identify the roles played by specialists involved in the evaluation of a child after identification of hearing loss.
Become familiar with the interventions that can help children with hearing loss achieve their highest potential
Learn about available resources, and how best to advocate for children with hearing loss.
Pediatricians, Family Physicians, Allied Health Professionals, Medical Students, Residents, Audiology Students, and any providers (e.g Help Me Grow, county and state providers) who have an interest in pediatric hearing loss or who take care of children with hearing loss. Audiologists, Otolaryngologists, Speech-Language Pathologists and other specialists are welcome to attend as well.
After the implementation of universal newborn hearing screening, more than half of newborns with positive screens are lost to follow up and are at risk of delayed diagnosis of hearing loss.
While pediatricians identify themselves as the medical home for children with hearing loss, less than half agree that they are well informed of services and paths for follow up for these children and less than half regularly coordinate care.
Ref: Medical Home for Children With Hearing Loss: Physician Perspectives and Practices. Carol Dorros, Ellen Kurtzer-White, Marianne Ahlgren, Peter Simon and Betty Vohr. Pediatrics 2007;120;288
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For more information on the 2014 Hearing Loss Conference, call (614) 355-0676.
Click here for more information about the Nationwide Children’s Hearing Program or contact Kim Davis, Hearing Program Coordinator, at (614) 722-2441.