Report on Audiologic Screening The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) is strongly committed to the prevention and early identification of audiologic disorders in people of all ages. The Association Position Statement on Prevention of Communication Disorders (1988a) states that “…speech-language pathologists and audiologists should…play a significant role in the development and application of prevention ... Clinical Focus: Grand Rounds
Clinical Focus: Grand Rounds  |   July 01, 1995
Report on Audiologic Screening
 
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Judith S. Gravel
    American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
  • Joan Marttila
    American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
  • Michael A. Nerbonne
    American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
  • Robert J. Nozza
    American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
  • Diane M. Scott
    American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
  • Thayne Smedley
    American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
  • Jo Williams
    American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
  • Jean H. Lovrinic
    American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
Article Information
Hearing Disorders / Special Populations / Early Identification & Intervention / Clinical Focus / Grand Rounds
Clinical Focus: Grand Rounds   |   July 01, 1995
Report on Audiologic Screening
American Journal of Audiology, July 1995, Vol. 4, 24-40. doi:10.1044/1059-0889.0402.24
 
American Journal of Audiology, July 1995, Vol. 4, 24-40. doi:10.1044/1059-0889.0402.24
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) is strongly committed to the prevention and early identification of audiologic disorders in people of all ages. The Association Position Statement on Prevention of Communication Disorders (1988a) states that “…speech-language pathologists and audiologists should…play a significant role in the development and application of prevention strategies.” Prevention, according to the position statement, includes not only “the elimination or inhibition of the onset and development of a communication disorder” (primary prevention), but also “the early detection and treatment of communication disorders” (secondary prevention). In that regard, the position statement goes on to state that audiologists and speech-language pathologists should “demonstrate the ability to… provide early identification and early intervention services for communication disorders occurring at any time during the life span.” The implications of this Association position for screening are clear. Guidelines for screening should be available for all conditions related to hearing disfunction and for all ages.
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