While clinical measures used for the diagnosis of hearing loss and auditory disorders in infants and children have changed and evolved over the years, the cross-check principle is as relevant today as it was back in 1976 when it was introduced to the profession by Jerger and Hayes. This article uses an engaging Q & A format with Dr. Hayes to discuss the cross-check principle and its importance in the application of evidence-based practice.
Course created on October 11, 2015
- Readers will be able to define the cross-check principle and explain the history of its application to pediatric audiology.
- Readers will be able to explain how the application of the cross-check principle evolved over time with the development of new measures for audiology diagnoses, and its relevance today.
- Readers will be able to describe current measures that are part of a test battery for diagnosing auditory function in infants and young children, and how their results may be used in application of the cross-check principle to inform diagnosis and treatment.
Deborah Hayes, PhD
Deborah Hayes, PhD, is Chair, Audiology, Speech Pathology, and Learning Services, Children’s Hospital - Colorado, where she holds the Kelley Family/Schlessman Family Scottish Rite Masons Endowed Chair in Childhood Language Disorders. She is also Professor, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine. Her primary professional interest is early identification and diagnosis of childhood hearing loss. She has served on numerous professional committees and advisory boards including the Joint Committee on Infant Hearing and the Colorado Infant Hearing Advisory Committee. Dr. Hayes holds Pediatric Audiology Specialty Certification from the American Board of Audiology.
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