February, 2013   

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Upcoming Events

Visit us at the  

Native American Child
and Family Conference

Albuquerque, NM

March 17 - 21, 2013:   


"Identifying Children with the Invisible Disability: Updating Hearing Screening Practices" 

March 19, 2013

3:30 - 5:00 pm


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Also, look for us at the 2013


 Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) Annual Meeting
Glendale, AZ


Date: Monday April 15, 2013 
Time: 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

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Date: Monday April 15, 2013
Time: 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM


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Then, spend some time screening with them as they develop their screening skills.

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ABCs of Hearing & Hearing Loss 
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As a screening team member helping to identify children who need further hearing assessment, you'll find it helpful to become familiar with the basics of how the ear works as well as with the terms that hearing specialists use to categorize and describe hearing problems.  In a previous newsletter, a discussion about Types of Hearing Loss was introduced.  
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To further expand your understanding and to answer additional questions, we've recorded a Hearing Loss in  Young Children webinar that provides more detailed information.  The 45-minute webinar covers topics such as: 
  • Anatomy of the ear
  • Types of hearing loss
  • Degrees of hearing loss
  • How hearing specialists (audiologists)
    summarize information about a child's hearing
    on an audiogram
  • Simulation of a hearing loss      
  • Roles that Early Head Start staff can play in ensuring that children with hearing loss are well served and appropriately included 

You can watch the webinar at your convenience and pass the link along to others you know who could also benefit from it. 

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Please ask us any further questions you may have about serving young children who are deaf or hard of hearing:  




And, as always, share www.KidsHearing.org with anyone you think would benefit from our resources.     

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Probes and Tips is a newsletter from the ECHO Initiative that provides monthly TIPS

to enhance early childhood hearing screening and follow-up practices and PROBES

 about current activities so we can learn from one another's successes and challenges.