January, 2016      

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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
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 

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 Probes and Tips 

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Tip of the Month
Quick-Use Instructions for Otoacoustic Emissions Equipment

For individuals in early care and education settings, becoming comfortable with Otoacoustic Emissions (OAE) screening equipment can be one of the most intimidating aspects of learning to conduct hearing screenings.  To help simplify and streamline the learning process, we've created some new resources to share in the New Year! 

We've expanded our Quick Use Instructions page to include  brand-specific video tutorials as well as printed directions.  Each video focuses on one brand of screening equipment and covers essential information, including:  
  • Equipment parts and assembly (power source, screening unit, probe, probe covers)
  • Button push sequence to initiate screening
  • Common error messages
  • Basic care and maintenance
An accompanying set of instructions can also be printed and kept with the equipment for easy reference.   

For more comprehensive instructional tutorials on implementing OAE screening with young children, see our Get Started & Implement OAE Screening page

Probe of the Month
Do you need more information about other aspects of OAE equipment care? 

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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.