Fitting Amplification by 6 months of age: Best Practices. Susan Scollie, Ph.D. & Marlene Bagatto, M.Cl.Sc. National Centre for Audiology The University of Western Ontario. Is Amplification Important?.
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Fitting Amplification by 6 months of age: Best Practices
Susan Scollie, Ph.D. & Marlene Bagatto, M.Cl.Sc.
National Centre for Audiology
The University of Western Ontario
We “cannot solely rely on technology … Comprehensive programs and systems must be in place to ensure infants transition smoothly through other key EHDI components, including rescreening, audiologic and medical evaluation, intervention, and family to family support services.”
Do we have a smooth transition between Goal 2 and Goal 3?
What protocols ensure success in Goal 3?
All infants identified with hearing loss will receive appropriate audiologic services before 6 months of age.
Pediatric Amplification Guidelines
Bamford, Beresford, Mencher, DeVoe, Owen, & Davis (2001). Provision and Fitting of new Technology Hearing Aids: Implications from a Survey fo some “Good Practice Services” in UK and USA. In: Seewald & Gravel, eds., A Sound Foundation through Early Amplification: Proceedings of the second international conference.
Surveyed 27 “good practice” clinics in the United States, regarding their amplification practices.
Using ABR Thresholds for Hearing Aid Fitting in Infants
ABR Thresholds (nHL)
Threshold Estimates for Hearing Aid fitting(eHL)
All service providers:
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