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E.A.R.S. - A Unique Data Management System for Newborn Hearing Screening

Course: #26766Level: Intermediate1 Hour 103 Reviews
Recorded Webinar

The Indiana (EHDI) Alert Response System (EARS) was created to improve follow up on babies who do not pass their newborn hearing screening, who do not receive a newborn hearing screening, or who are at risk for delayed onset hearing loss. It also has improved communication among hospital and birth centers’ staff, EHDI, audiologists, family support groups and early intervention services.

Course created on October 7, 2015

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CEUs/Hours Offered: AAA/0.1 Intermediate; ACAud/1.0; BAA/1.0; CAA/1.0; IACET/0.1; IHS/1.0; IL EITP/1.0; Kansas, LTS-S0035/1.0; NZAS/1.0; SAC/1.0

Learning Outcomes

  • checkmarkAfter this course learners will be able to explain ways to improve communication with birthing facilities regarding reporting newborn hearing screening results and recommendations.
  • checkmarkAfter this course learners will be able to describe the need for Family Support and the connection between EHDI and Guide By Your Side.
  • checkmarkAfter this course learners will be able to discuss features necessary to create a newborn hearing screening data tracking system designed to improve f/u on babies not screened, those that did not pass or those at risk for late-onset or progressive hearing loss.


0-5 Minutes Introduction
5-15 Minutes Indiana EHDI
15-25 Minutes EARS
25-35 Minutes Audiologists Role
35-45 Minutes GBYS
45-50 Minutes Indiana CDC Data
50-55 Minutes Future Directions
55-60 Minutes Summary, Q & A


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Presenter Disclosure: Financial: Rebekah Cunningham is the Director for the Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) Program at the Indiana State Department of Health Department of Genomics and Newborn Screening. Dr. Cunningham has taught, presented, and published for over 15 years on the topics of assessment and management of children with hearing loss and/or auditory processing difficulties. Dr. Cunningham received an honorarium for presenting this course. Non-financial: Rebekah Cunningham has no non-financial relationships to disclose.

Content Disclosure: This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.

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