October, 2014    

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ECHO Initiative 
Upcoming Events
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Live Webinars:


 OAE Webinar:  

Hearing Loss
in Young Children


Tues, October 21st
2:00 p.m. Eastern


 Register Here 



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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
Screening and Tracking Tool Updates     

The ECHO Initiative Team appreciates hearing about your needs and assisting you in your hearing screening efforts.  Recently, we were asked if it would be possible to create a fillable version of the OAE Hearing Screening Form, allowing a child's information and otoacoustic emissions (OAE) screening results to be recorded directly on the computer, so that is what we have done.  As with all our materials, it is available free of charge on KidsHearing.org.    



You can use this version of the OAE Screening Form by opening it with Adobe Reader (software that is already available on most computers and can be downloaded for free, if necessary).  Simply type in the child's information and screening results, then save the document with a unique name.  You can print a copy, if needed, and you can also open the document again to add information for

any child that requires follow-up screening.    


Programs are also finding it helpful to use the OAE Screening and Diagnostic Log to track children's progress through the screening and follow-up process. It is in an Excel software format which is also available on many computers.  This Log, and the accompanying instructional materials, have also been updated recently to better meet program needs. To assist you in using this Log, watch a video tutorial showing specific examples of how to enter children's OAE screening and follow-up results on the Log.  Also view the video tutorial giving you an overview of all of the Log features.  Detailed written instructions for using the Log are also available.


Our job is to make your job easier, so if you have further questions on how to use any of these tools, contact us! 

Probe of the Month
Are there other hearing screening and tracking tools that would be helpful to you?
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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.