July, 2014    

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ECHO Initiative
Upcoming Events

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Live Webinar:

Introductory Hearing Screening for American Indian / Alaska Native HS and EHS Programs

Thursday, July 10, 2014

12 p.m. EDT


Repeated Tuesday,
July 22nd 12 p.m. EDT 


Register Here 

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Mini Coffee Break Introductory OAE Webinar: 


"Planning Evidence-Based Hearing Screening Practices for Children
0-3 Years of Age"


Friday, July 18th, 2014

2:00 p.m. Eastern 


If you know someone who hasn't participated in any of our learning opportunities, please forward this link to them:


 Register Here 

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Session Title: 


"Objective Hearing Screening:
A critical step on the path toward school readiness in
Early Head Start"

Session Date:
Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Session Time:
10:00 AM

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ECHO Initiative
Links to Recorded Webinars

If you've missed any of our previous webinars, you can now click on the links below to watch a recorded 
version of these webinars:

New to 
OAE Screening? 

If your program is new to OAE screening,  
or if you have added new staff who need  
instruction on OAE 
screening practices,  
visit our 
 where staff can view instructional video  
modules and access the corresponding 

Quick Links


Find more helpful hints from previous issues of

 Probes and Tips 

and many other
resources at:  


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Tip of the Month
Speak Out About Hearing Screening   

As a participant in the Early Childhood Hearing Outreach (ECHO) Initiative, you are ahead of the curve in conducting quality hearing screening with infants and toddlers.  Your unique expertise in Otoacoustic Emissions (OAE) screening brings with it a positive opportunity and responsibility to share what you know with other early care and education providers who also need to learn to provide this essential, evidence-based screening to the young children they serve.


To help you inform colleagues about your hearing screening efforts, the goals of the ECHO Initiative, and the tools that are available to all who are learning to conduct hearing screening with young children, we have posted a series of colorful "handouts" on  the KidsHearing.org "Spread the Word" web page.   Created in a convenient PDF format, these can be e-mailed to others or printed and disseminated during meetings or presentations.  The handouts introduce a range of topics:

Letting others know about the investment you have made in being a part of the ECHO and implementing quality hearing screening practices can have a far-reaching, positive effect beyond the children and families you serve directly.   
Probe of the Month
Are there additional tools that you need as you communicate your successful screening practices to other professionals?
Let us know at:  


  [email protected]    


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.