Hearing Screening Documents
Suggested Guidelines for Newborn Hearing Screening and Evaluation Services
The Suggested Guidelines for Newborn Hearing Screening and Evaluation Service provide a description of a quality hearing screening program for newborn nurseries and recommended procedures for audiologists performing follow up hearing screening or audiologic assessment of infants identified during universal newborn hearing screening.
Guidelines for Infant Hearing Screening, Referral, Audiologic Assessment, Hearing Loss Management and Early Intervention
Guidelines for Infant Hearing Screening, Referral, Audiologic Assessment, Hearing Loss Management and Early Intervention were developed by the Florida Early Hearing Loss Detection and Intervention were developed by the Florida Early Hearing Loss Detection and Intervention Advisory Council to facilitate the confirmation of hearing loss by three (3) months of age.
Newborn Hearing Screening Scripts for Sharing Hearing Screening Results with Parents
The Newborn Hearing Screening Scripts for Sharing Hearing Screening Results with Parents are scripts in English and Spanish for hearing screeners to use when discussing the hearing screen and screen results with parents.
List of CMS Approved Audiologists
The List of CMS Approved Pediatric Audiologists includes audiologists who have been approved to a be a part of the the Children's Medical Services provider network. These audiologists are highly qualified audiologists to whom birth facilities and physicians can appropriately refer the children who fail newborn hearing screening or those young children with hearing concerns.
Visit the Audiologists page a to learn how to become a CMS approved audiologist.
Newborn Hearing Screening Reporting
The Newborn Hearing Screening Reporting document was created to assist hearing screeners and evaluators with understanding and implementing the various requirements related to newborn hearing screening.
OAE vs. ABR Flowchart
The OAE vs. ABR Flowchart was created to assist hearing screeners with determining when to use the Otoacoustic Emissions method versus the Automated Auditory Brainstem Response method to screen a newborn's hearing.
Florida Newborn Screening Metabolic Specimen Collection Card Hearing Screening Section Instructions
The Florida Newborn Screening Metabolic Specimen Collection Card Hearing Screening Section Instructions was created to assist newborn screening staff with guidance on completing the hearing screening section of the newborn screening metabolic specimen card.
Direct Secure Messaging (DSM) Standard Operating Procedures
The Standard Operating Procedure for Updating and Using DSM can be referenced by registered DSM users to learn more about how to update and use Direct Secure Messaging (DSM).
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Contact the Florida Newborn Screening Program at CMS_NBS@doh.state.fl.us or 850-245-4672 to get enrolled with DSM.
Hearing Screening in the NICU 2010: Florida Summary Report
The National Center for Hearing Assessment and Management collaborated with The University of North Carolina Chapel Hill in 2010 to survey states about hearing screening practices in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Responses were obtained from 442 NICUs in 43 states, including Florida. See the results for Florida in the Hearing Screening in the NICU 2010 Florida Summary Report.