State of the States The Status of Universal Newborn Hearing Screening, Assessment, and Intervention Systems in 16 States Research Article
Research Article  |   October 01, 1998
State of the States
 
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Kathryn Hoberg Arehart
    University of Colorado, Speech Language Hearing Sciences, CB 409, Boulder, CO 80309
  • Christine Yoshinaga-Itano
    University of Colorado, Speech Language Hearing Sciences, CB 409, Boulder, CO 80309
  • Vickie Thomson
    University of Colorado, Speech Language Hearing Sciences, CB 409, Boulder, CO 80309
  • Sandra Abbott Gabbard
    University of Colorado, Speech Language Hearing Sciences, CB 409, Boulder, CO 80309
  • Arlene Stredler Brown
    University of Colorado, Speech Language Hearing Sciences, CB 409, Boulder, CO 80309
Article Information
Hearing Disorders / Special Populations / Early Identification & Intervention / Research Articles
Research Article   |   October 01, 1998
State of the States
American Journal of Audiology, October 1998, Vol. 7, 101-114. doi:10.1044/1059-0889(1998/019)
History: Received February 27, 1998 , Accepted June 29, 1998
 
American Journal of Audiology, October 1998, Vol. 7, 101-114. doi:10.1044/1059-0889(1998/019)
History: Received February 27, 1998; Accepted June 29, 1998

This study reports the results of a comprehensive survey of 16 states regarding the coordination and characteristics of universal newborn hearing screening, audiologic assessment, and intervention programs. The survey establishes a baseline assessment that was conducted by states as part of their first year of participation in a Maternal and Child Health Bureau grant on state systems for universal newborn hearing screening, assessment, and intervention. States are making progress toward achieving universal newborn hearing screening. However, several issues continue to impede the establishment of statewide systems for linking screening programs to diagnosis and intervention.

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