Articles and Key Findings About Hearing Loss

Featured Articles

Supporting Deaf Children During COVID-19
Learn how two Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) programs are providing essential services to these children and their families during COVID-19.
(Published: May 29, 2020)

Can Your Baby Hear You Say “I Love You?”
Find out why hearing screening is important, how to get your baby screened, and what to do with the results.
(Published: May 29, 2019)

Vocabulary and Children with Hearing Loss
A study recently published in the journal, Pediatrics, entitled “Early Hearing Detection and Vocabulary of Children with Hearing Loss,” found that early diagnosis and intervention for children with hearing loss can help them develop communication skills.
(Published: July 10, 2017)

Scientific Articles

These CDC scientific articles are listed in order of date published, from 2006 to present.


Middle Ear Effusion in Children with Congenital Cytomegalovirus Infection
The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal, 2020 4(39) 273-276
Chung W, Leung J, Lanzieri TM, Blum P, Demmler-Harrison G, et. al
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Evaluating Data Quality of Newborn Hearing Screening
The Journal of Early Hearing Detection and Intervention, Vol. 4, Iss. 3 (2019)
Maria C. Sanchez Gomez, Kelly Dundon, Xidong Deng
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Valganciclovir Use Among Commercially and Medicaid-insured Infants With Congenital CMV Infection in the United States, 2009–2015
Clinical Therapeutics 40(3), pp. 430-439.e1
Leung, J.,Dollard,S., Grosse,S.D., Chung, W., Do, T., Patel,Lanzieri, T.M.
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Electronic Clinical Quality Measure (eCQM) Standards Landscape: An EHDI Case Study
The IHE Quality, Research and Public Health (QRPH) Technical Committee
White paper published February 6, 2018
Contributor: Deng, X.
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Restructuring Data Reported from State Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) Programs: A Pilot Study
Journal of Early Hearing Detection and Intervention,  3(1), 57-66.
Alam, S. O’Hollearn, T. Beavers, J. Rex, A. K. Cunningham, R. F. Chung, W. Deng, X. & Do, T. N. (2018).
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Reporting Newborn Audiologic Results to State EHDI Programs
Ear & Hearing 2017 Sep-Oct; 38(5): 638–642.
Chung, W., Beauchaine, K., Grimes, A., O’Hollearn, T., Mason, C., Ringwalt, S.
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Early Hearing Detection and Intervention-Pediatric Audiology Links to Services EHDI-PALS: Building a National Facility Database
Ear & Hearing 2017;38;e227–e231)
Chung, W., Beauchaine, Hoffman, J., Coverstone, K., Oyler, A., Mason C.
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Hearing Loss in Children With Asymptomatic Congenital Cytomegalovirus Infection
Pediatrics; March 2017, Volume 139, number 3
Lanzieri, T.M., Chung, W et al.
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Long-term outcomes of children with symptomatic congenital cytomegalovirus disease
Journal of Perinatology; April, 2017, page 1-6
Lanzieri, T.M., Leung, J., Caviness, A.C., Chung, W et al.
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Progress in Identifying Infants with Hearing Loss
MMWR; 2015; 64(13); 351-356.
Williams, T. R., Alam, S., Gaffney, M.
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Trends in the prevalence of autism spectrum disorder, cerebral palsy, hearing loss, intellectual disability, and vision impairment, metropolitan atlanta, 1991-2010.
PLoS One. April 2015.
Van Naarden Braun K, Christensen D, Doernberg N, Schieve L, Rice C, Wiggins L, Schendel D, Yeargin-Allsopp M.
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Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Among Infants – Hearing Screening and Follow-up-Survey, United States, 2005-2006 and 2009-2010
MMWR supplement; 2014;63(02): 20-26
Gaffney, M, Eichwald, J, Gaffney, C, & Alam, S
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Improved Newborn Hearing Screening Follow-up Results in More Infants Identified, 2014
J Public Health Management & Practice. 2014 Mar-Apr; 20(2): 220-223
Alam, S., Gaffney, M. & Eichwald, J.
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Childhood vision impairment, hearing loss and co-occurring autism spectrum disorder
Disability and Health Journal. July 2013.
Kancherla V, Van Naarden Braun K, Yeargin-Allsopp M.
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Supplement: Improving the System of Care for Infants and Children with Early Hearing Loss
Pediatrics; Vol. 126; Supplement August 2010
C. Everett Koop
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Newborn Hearing Screening and Follow-up: Are Children Receiving Recommended Services (2010)
Public Health Reports; 2010; 125(02); 199 – 207
Gaffney M, Green DR, Gaffney C
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Identifying Infants with Hearing Loss — United States, 1999—2007
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report; 2010; 59(08);220-23
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Mild and Unilateral Hearing Loss: Implications for Early Intervention
Infants and Young Children; 2009; 22(3):177-187
Holstrum WJ, Biernath K, McKay S, Ross DS
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Obstetrician/Gynecologists’ Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices Regarding Prevention of Infections in Pregnancy
Journal of Women’s Health; 2009; 18(8):1187-1193
Ross DS, Rasmussen SA, Cannon MJ, Anderson B, Kilker K, Tumpey A, Schulkin J, Jones JL
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Highly Variable Population-Based Prevalence Rates of Unilateral Hearing Loss after the Application of Common Case Definitions
Ear and Hearing; 2009; 30(6):1
Ross DS, Visser SN, Holstrum WJ, Qin T, Kenneson A
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Knowledge and Practices of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Regarding Cytomegalovirus Infection During Pregnancy
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report; 2008; 57(03);65-68
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Congenital Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Infection as a Cause of Permanent Bilateral Hearing Loss: A Quantitative Assessment
Journal of Clinical Virology; 2008; 41(2):57-62
Grosse SD, Dollard SC, Ross DS
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Early Intervention for Children with Unilateral and Mild Bilateral Degrees of Hearing Loss
Trends in Amplification; 2008; 12(1):35-41
Holstrum WJ, Gaffney M, Gravel JS, Oyler RF, Ross DS
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Measures of Follow-Up in Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) Systems: A need for Standardization
American Journal of Audiology; 2008; 17(1):60-67
Mason CA, Gaffney M, Green DR, Grosse SD [Abstract]
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Cytomegalovirus: A Major Cause of Hearing Loss in Children
The ASHA Leader; 2008; 13(6):14-17.
Ross DS, Fowler KB
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Prevalence and Effects [of Mild and Unilateral Hearing Loss in Children]
Seminars in Hearing; 2008; 29(2):141-148
Ross DS, Gaffney M, Green D, Holstrum WJ
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Women’s Knowledge of Congenital Cytomegalovirus: Results from the 2005 Health Styles Survey
Journal of Women’s Health; 2008; 17(5):849-858
Ross DS, Victor M, Sumartojo E, Cannon MJ
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Hearing Screening and Diagnostic Evaluation of Children with Unilateral and Mild Bilateral Hearing Loss
Trends in Amplification; 2008; 12(1):27-34
Ross DS, Holstrum WJ, Gaffney M, Green D, Oyler RF, Gravel JS
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Health State Preference Scores for Children with Congenital Hearing Loss: A Comparative Analysis
Quality of Life Research; 2008; 17(6):943-953
Smith-Olinde L, Grosse SD, Olinde F, Martin PF, Tilford JM
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New Estimates of the Prevalence of Neurological Sequelae and Mortality Associated with Congenital Cytomegalovirus Infection
Reviews in Medical Virology; 2007; 15(5):355-363
Dollard SC, Grosse SD, Ross DS
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Education Cost Savings from Early Detection of Hearing Loss New Findings
Volta Voices; 2007; 14(6):38-40
Grosse SD
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Hearing Loss Diagnosis Followed by Meningitis in Danish Children, 1995-2004
Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery; 2007; 136(3):428-433
Parner ET, Reefhuis J, Schendel D, Thomsen JL, Oversen T, Thorsen P
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Bacterial Meningitis Among Children with Cochlear Implants Beyond 24 Months After Implantation
Pediatrics; 2006; 117(2):284-289
Blernath KR, Reefhuis J, Whitney CG, Mann EA, Costa P, Eichwald J, Boyle C.
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Cost Savings from Universal Newborn Hearing Screening: Comment on Schroeder, et al [Letter]
Pediatrics; 2006; 117(8):844-845
Grosse SD, Ross DS
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Minimal Hearing Loss and Cognitive Performance in Children: Brief Update
National Workshop on Mild and Unilateral Hearing Loss: Workshop Proceedings; 2006; 1:22-23
Ross DS, Visser S, Holstrum WJ, Kenneson A.
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Mild and Unilateral Hearing Loss in Children
Access Audiology; 2006; 5(2):1-8
Ross DS
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Additional Selected Articles

The Importance of Reporting All Results of Pediatric Diagnostic Audioilogic Evaluations [Letter]
Audiology Today; 2005;17(3):17
Eichwald J, Gaffney M, Ross DS
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Methodology of a multistate study of congenital hearing loss: preliminary data from Utah newborn screening.
American Journal of Medical Genetics; 2004; Feb 15; 125C(1):28-34.
Dent K, Kenneson A, Palumbos J, Maxwell S, Eichwald J, White K, Mao R, Bale JF Jr, Carey J.
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Quality Monitoring for Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Programs to Optimize Performance
Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities Research Reviews; 2003; 9:73-78.
Finitzo T, Grosse SD
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Economic Costs of Mental Retardation, Cerebral Palsy, Hearing Loss, and Vision Impairment
In: Using Survey Data to Study Disability: Results from the National Health Interview Survey on Disability. Research in social science and disability, volume 3. Amsterdam: Elsevier; 2003. p. 207-228.
Honeycutt AA, Grosse SD, Dunlap LJ, Schendel DE, Chen H, Brann E, al Homsi G.
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Prevalence and Characteristics of Children with Serious Hearing Impairment in Metropolitan Atlanta, 1991-1993
Pediatrics; 1999; 103(3):570-575
Van Naarden Braun K, Decoufle` P, Caldwell K
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Relative and Attributable Risks for Moderate to Profound Bilateral Sensorineural Hearing Impairment Associated with Lower Birth Weight in Children 3 to 10 Years Old
Pediatrics; 1999; 104(4): 905-910
Van Naarden Braun K, Decoufle` P
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Serious Hearing Impairment Among Children Aged 3-10 Years—Atlanta, Georgia, 1991-1993
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report; 1997; 46(45):1073-1076
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