Semin Hear 2009; 30(3): 165-183
DOI: 10.1055/s-0029-1225402
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Survey of Pediatricians and Early Hearing Detection and Identification Programs at a Precise Local Level: An Academic Medical Center

Jeffrey L. Danhauer1 , Kate B. David2 , Carole E. Johnson3 , Dianne H. Meyer2
  • 1Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences, University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, California
  • 2Department of Communication Disorders and Sciences, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois
  • 3Department of Communication Disorders, Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama
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Publication Date:
03 September 2009 (online)


Pediatricians (Peds) are vital to early hearing detection and intervention programs (EHDIPs). Peds should educate families about programs and encourage them to comply with professionals' recommendations. Surveying Peds at local levels is important for ensuring that they meet benchmarks. This study used a revised questionnaire to assess Peds at Rush University Medical Center (RUMC) about EHDIPs. Of all 115 Peds at RUMC, 21 responded = 18.6% response rate; 57% (12) were residents and 42.9% (9) were attending physicians. Most had knowledge about, experience with, and positive attitudes toward EHDIPs, but could use additional information. Results expanded on earlier surveys by using an updated questionnaire relevant to latest EHDIPs goals and Peds at a precise hospital and provided information for audiologists conducting physician outreach programs to help Peds prevent children from being lost to follow up.


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Carole E JohnsonPh.D. Au.D. 

Department of Communication Disorders, 1199 Haley Center

Auburn University, Auburn, AL 36849