Articles and Key Findings About Hearing Loss

Key Findings

Impacts of COVID-19 on Early Hearing Detection and Intervention
Article discusses factors that likely impacted follow-up diagnosis and intervention services among infants who failed their newborn hearing screening.
(Published: November 25, 2022)

Infants with Suspected Hearing Loss May Not Receive Timely Diagnosis or Early Intervention
Article describes barriers to identifying and following up with infants with hearing loss and strategies to increase the number of children with hearing loss identified early.
(Published: October 6, 2022)

Is Your Child Who is Deaf or Hard of Hearing Ready for Kindergarten?
Study found that receiving early intervention services before 6 months of age can help children who are born deaf or hard of hearing (D/HH) get ready for kindergarten.
(Published: September 28, 2020)

Featured Articles

Newborn Hearing Screening Can Improve Reading Skills
This study looked at reading proficiency results from the Colorado Student Assessment Program among 321 children who are deaf or hard of hearing, assessed in grades 3 through 10.
(Published: September 22, 2021)

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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