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hearing loss fact sheet

Hearing Loss Fact Sheet
Overview of hearing loss in children for parents. (English)

Decision Guide to Communication ChoicesDecision Guide to Communication Choices Helps parents of children who are deaf or hard of hearing outline initial steps in deciding on first communication options (English-View and Print)
(Spanish-View and Print)
Making a Plan for your Child CoverMaking a Plan for Your Child (For download only) Helps parents of children who are deaf or hard of hearing work with professionals to build an Individual Family Service Plan. [Download and print]
Image of genetic brochureQuestions You May Want to Ask Your Child’s Genetics Team: questions for families to ask their genetics team. View and print English.
 
Image of medical team brochureQuestions You May Want to Ask Your Child's Medical Professional: questions for families to ask their Medical Professional. View and print English.

 
Image of early interventionist brochureQuestions You May Want to Ask Your Child’s Early Interventionists: questions for families to ask their Early Interventionists View and print English.
 
image of ENT brochureQuestions You May Want to Ask Your Child's Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) Doctor: questions for families to ask their Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) doctor. View and print English.
 
Image of Audiology brochureQuestions You May Want to Ask Your Child's Audiologist: questions for families to ask their audiologist. View and print English.
 
Image of speech pathologist brochureQuestions You May Want to Ask Your Child's Speech Language Pathologist: questions for families to ask their Speech Language Pathologist View and print English.
 
Guía para familias de niños con pérdida auditiva

Communication product in Spanish for parents of children with hearing loss called "Guía para Familias de Niños con Pérdida Auditiva," (Guide for Families of Children with Hearing Loss).

(Spanish) (English text translation)

Early Intervention: Communication and LanguageEarly Intervention: Communication and Language for Families of Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Infants
(English   
Spanish)  
image of pdf coverHearing Loss in Infants and Young Children: Considerations for Pediatric Primary Care Providers.  
Key clinical practice points for pediatric care physicians from national Early Hearing Provider Education committee. Includes resource links.
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English  
Just in timeMejor prevenir que no oírJust in Time for Families (spiral-bound booklet) These materials provide an overview of the EHDI process, 1-3-6, risk factors, communication choices, and early intervention.
(English and Spanish)
Just in TimeJust in TimeJust in Time Poster: "Is Your Child at Risk for Hearing Loss?"
Small and Standard size
(English and Spanish)
Just in Time1-3-6 PosterJust in Time Poster: "1-3-6"
Small and Standard size
(English and Spanish)
A Parents’ Guide in Genetics & Hearing LossA Parents’ Guide to Genetics and Hearing Loss: A guide about genetics for families. Use this material with genetics advisor or other health care professional.

(English and Spanish)

Learn the Signs materials

Child Development and Milestones
Find information about milestones that children should reach, developmental screening, and more. From CDC’s “Learn the Signs. Act Early.” Campaign.

CDC's Hearing Loss Surveillance Activities Fact Sheet

CDC’s Hearing Loss Surveillance Activities
Overview of CDC’s surveillance work in hearing loss. (English)

cover of checklist pdfWhat Else? Checklist.
For audiologists: Patient questions and topics identified as important by families of children with hearing loss.  
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cover of ENT fact sheetInfants who may be deaf or hard of hearing: Special considerations for Otolaryngology.
Summary findings for ENT practice from national committee report.
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Educational Materials from States

The National Center for Hearing Assessment and Management (NCHAM) has created a clearinghouse consisting of EHDI-related educational materials from U.S. states, territories and other jurisdictions.

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Spanish-Language Radio Public Service Announcements

A 30-second and a 60-second radio public service announcement (PSA) in Spanish to:

  • Increase awareness of newborn screening for hearing loss
  • Encourage parents to follow up if a loss is identified and
  • Promote the availability of intervention services among Hispanic audiences

PSA Title:
La evaluación de la audición en los recién nacidos es importante para su desarrollo (Newborn Hearing Screening Is Important for Development)


60-second PSA (Spanish): [download audio | listen to audio | read transcript]

60-second PSA (Spanish) with space for organization/program tag: [download audio | listen to audio | read transcript]

30-second PSA (Spanish): [download audio | listen to audio | read transcript]

30-second PSA (Spanish) with space for organization/program tag: [download audio | listen to audio | read transcript]


 

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Early Hearing Detection & Intervention Pediatric Audiology Links to Services (EHDI-PALS) button

 

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