The State of the Information The 1994 Joint Committee on Infant Hearing (JCIH) Position Statement was extended through development of considerations that moved beyond a straightforward endorsement of the universal detection of hearing loss in infants to the identification of fundamental requirements in order for success to be realized and sustainable. The Position Statement voiced ... Research Article
Research Article  |   November 01, 1997
The State of the Information
 
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Terese Finitzo, PhD
    University of Texas, Callier Center, 1899 Inwood Road, Dallas, TX 75235
  • Allan O. Diefendorf
    Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis
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Hearing & Speech Perception / Hearing Disorders / Special Populations / Early Identification & Intervention / Healthcare Settings / Research Articles
Research Article   |   November 01, 1997
The State of the Information
American Journal of Audiology, November 1997, Vol. 6, 91-94. doi:10.1044/1059-0889.0603.91
 
American Journal of Audiology, November 1997, Vol. 6, 91-94. doi:10.1044/1059-0889.0603.91
The 1994 Joint Committee on Infant Hearing (JCIH) Position Statement was extended through development of considerations that moved beyond a straightforward endorsement of the universal detection of hearing loss in infants to the identification of fundamental requirements in order for success to be realized and sustainable. The Position Statement voiced the need for “the development of a uniform state and national database incorporating standardized technique, methodology, reporting and system evaluation... [to] enhance patient outcomes, program evaluation… continuous quality improvement, and public policy development.” The Statement advised “development of a tracking system to ensure that newborns and infants identified with, or at risk for hearing loss have access to evaluation, follow-up, and intervention services” (American Speech-Language-Hearing Association [ASHA], 1994).
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