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Strategies and Steps for Completing Hearing Screenings with Children Who Are Difficult to Screen
Thursday, December 05, 2019, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT
Category: National Training or Event

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When conducting hearing screenings with children birth to 5 years of age, it is common to encounter some who are very challenging to screen. It may be difficult for children with histories of middle ear disorders causing pain, or children with developmental delays or other special needs, to cooperate at first. Find out how the very factors that cause children to be difficult to screen may also put them at a higher risk for permanent hearing loss. Learn how screeners can prepare to diversify their techniques to help children better cooperate or refer children to a pediatric audiologist who can complete the screening. Explore ways to create a plan that allows hearing screening to be completed on all children.

Topics for the webinar include:

  • Desensitizing strategies for children with histories of middle ear disorders
  • Specific techniques for screening children with ear sensitivity
  • Effective distractors and toys
  • How to make and follow up on referrals to audiologists
  • Cautions about relying on previous screening results


Target Audience

  • Anyone engaged in conducting hearing screenings with children birth to 5 years of age using the Otoacoustic Emissions method
  • Individuals responsible for supervising hearing screening and follow-up practices in Head Start or Early Head Start programs

Contact: ECHO Initiative at [email protected]