OVERALL CONFERENCE EVALUATIONS 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010                
(1=strongly disagree.... To.... 5=strongly agree) average average average average average average average average average average                
I am confident that I can promote knowledge/awareness of successful EHDI implementation strategies.  4.49 4.65 4.46 4.45 4.49 4.41 4.40 4.32 4.33 4.33                
I am confident that I can share current research and research methods related to EHDI.  4.38 4.42 4.27 4.18 4.28 4.18 4.24 4.13 4.04 4.05
I am confident that I can improve cultural competence in working the children/families/communities.  4.42 4.55 4.36 4.31 4.30 4.17 4.18 4.07 4.01 4.08                
I am confident that I can enhance and develop new working relationships with various groups/agencies.  4.45 4.61 4.39 4.40 4.45 4.30 4.34 4.28 4.31 4.29
The meeting content was relevant to my work or participation in the EHDI system.  4.50 4.66 4.49 4.44 -- -- -- -- -- --                
The meeting was effective in addressing current EHDI issues.  4.44 4.58 4.33 4.51 4.50 4.41 4.45 4.41 4.44 4.38
Average Rating For Plenary Sessions (only 3 Plenary Sessions after 2015) 4.27 4.53 4.23 4.33 4.27 3.96 4.38 4.29 4.34 4.15                
The information presented in the Plenary Session I, From Burnout to Esprit de Corps: Taking Care of Each Other for the Care of the Families We Serve, was useful.  4.29    (Swensen) 4.49     (Wolfson)
4.11 (Family Panel)
4.41
(Katz-Hernandez)
3.97
(Flexer)
4.04
(Perrin)
4.63  
(Suskind)
4.49 (Yoshinaga-Itano) 4.11 (10 Years of EHDI) 4.47    (Caraway)
               
The information presented in Plenary Session II, The Role of Fathers of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Toddlers in Educational Practice, was useful.  4.09 (Hintermair) 4.55
(Brooks & Horejes)
4.25 (GA Pathway)
4.09
(Vohr)
4.37
(Kolb)
4.37     (Moeller)
4.39
(Student Panel)
4.24 (Bernhardt)
4.52 (Rosenblum)
3.43
(Noyek)
The information presented in Plenary Session III, Unilateral Hearing Loss in Children: Outcomes and Current Options, was useful.  4.42       (Tharpe) 4.55 (Szarkowski) 4.29
(Nutt)
4.49    (Coleman) 4.46 (Szymanski) 3.72
(Davis)
4.26
(Petitto)
4.16
(Kisor)
4.5          (Mehl) 4.61    (Coleman)                
From 2015 forward, there were only 3 Plenary Sessions 3.69     (Comeau) 4.23                 (QI Panel) 4.27    (Shaeffer) 4.25
(H&V Panel)
    4.09 (Johnson)
The State Stakeholders' Meeting time was useful for networking with others in my state/region.  4.42 4.48 4.39 4.47 4.47 4.32 4.23 4.09 3.89 N/A                
The length of the EHDI Annual Meeting was adequate for learning.  4.35 4.53 4.28 4.50 4.32 4.26 4.34 4.24 4.20 4.27
The length of time available for networking and others was adequate. 4.31 4.38 4.14 4.30 4.13 4.10 4.21 4.02 4.00 4.13                
The learning objectives for the meeting were met. (new category in 2018) 4.16 4.33 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
The process for obtaining Continuing Education Units (CEUs) was easy to understand.  4.40 4.65 3.76 4.25 4.32 4.28 4.44 4.10 4.11 4.07                
The pre-registration process was well organized.  4.54 4.77 4.50 4.66 4.72 4.59 4.67 4.65 4.64 4.64
The on-site registration process was well organized.  4.56 4.83 4.57 4.43 4.73 4.65 4.77 4.69 4.65 4.67                
Meeting staff effectively answered questions and assisted participants.  4.52 4.65 4.49 4.50 4.52 4.59 4.68 4.63 0.59 4.63
The hotel meeting facilities were appropriate for the EHDI Annual Meeting.  4.39 4.69 4.56 4.43 4.18 4.44 4.68 4.24 4.36 4.41                
The meeting provided adequate audio-visual equipment and technical support.  4.51 4.73 4.55 4.41 4.43 4.49 4.72 4.50 4.64 4.67
AVERAGE RATING FOR TOPICAL SESSION EVALUATIONS 2019 data 2018 data 2017 data 2016 data 2015 data 2014 data 2013 data 2012 data 2011 data 2010 data                
(1=poor ....to.... 5=excellent) average average average average average average average average average average                
Overall Quality 4.66 4.61 4.61 4.58 4.55 4.54 4.48 4.43 4.49 4.44                
Organization/Clarity of Presentation 4.69 4.66 4.69 4.53 4.58 4.56 4.50 4.47 4.50 4.47
Usefulness of Information 4.64 4.58 4.56 4.54 4.52 4.51 4.47 4.42 4.44 4.39                
Relevance of Topic 4.67 4.62 4.69 4.68 4.55 4.63 4.60 4.56 4.60 4.54
Adequate Opportunity to Participate 4.76 4.70 4.48 4.44 4.64 4.42 4.31 4.24 4.35 4.25                
Usefulness of Handouts / Support Materials / Slides 4.48 4.48 4.53 4.52 4.42 4.49 4.40 4.36 4.37 4.35
Objectives Met (new category in 2014) 4.60 4.55 4.60 4.58 4.47 4.54 -- -- -- --                
EXHIBITOR EVALUATIONS 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010                
Most Important Reasons Your Firm Came to EHDI: % of Response % of Response % of Response % of Response % of Response % of Response % of Response % of Response % of Response % of Response                
Exposure 77.8% 84.6% 84.6% 95.8% 60.0% 37.2% 68.8% 61.4% 57.7% 51.2%
Leads/Sales 11.1% 30.8% 30.8% 29.2% 26.7% 20.9% 12.5% 20.5% 11.5% 19.5%                
New Product/Service -- 30.8% 19.2% 16.7% 26.7% 11.6% -- 6.8% 7.7% 9.8%
Maintain Current clients 11.1% 30.8% 19.2% 20.8% 26.7% 18.6% 12.5% 6.8% 7.7% 7.3%                
Get marketplace information -- 7.7% 7.7% 4.2% 6.7% 4.7% 6.3% -- 7.7% 4.9%
Competitors were there -- 15.4% 7.7% 12.5% 6.7% 4.7% -- 2.3% 3.8% 2.4%                
Rate the Following: (1=Too Short, 3=Just Right, 5=Too Long)                                    
Amount of time exhibits were open on Sunday 3.12 2.77 2.96 2.83 2.80 3.10 -- -- -- --                
Amount of time exhibits were open on Monday 3.56 3.92 3.62 3.48 3.14 3.38 4.18 4.12 3.75 4.05
Amount of time exhibits were open on Tuesday 3.00 2.55 2.76 2.71 2.92 3.00 3.20 3.39 3.20 3.20                
Rate the Following: (1=Not Enough, 3=Just Right, 5=Too Much)                                    
Space allowed for your exhibit 2.79 2.92 2.96 3.04 3.00 2.95 2.91 2.79 3.00 2.90                
Sunday Traffic flow 2.65 2.67 2.00 2.00 2.85 2.57 2.64 2.85 2.71 2.71                
Monday Traffic flow 2.78 3.42 2.87 2.55 3.08
Tuesday Traffic flow 2.94 3.50 3.22 2.82 3.09                
Would you recommend that your company exhibit next year?  Yes=16 Yes=10 Yes=20 Yes=22 Yes=13 Yes=18 Yes=8 Yes=29 Yes=15 Yes=20                
  No=0 No=1 No=0 No=1 No=0 No=0 No=1 No=1 No=0 No=1                
  Unsure=2 Unsure=2 Unsure=4 Unsure=1 Unsure=2 Unsure=2 Unsure=2 Unsure=0 Unsure=1 Unsure=1                
                                     
2019 INSTRUCTIONAL SESSIONS # of evaluations Quality Organization Usefulness Objectives Met Relevance Participation Handouts Overall Average Rating
Expanding Tele-audiology Services in Rural Alaska: An EHDI Pilot Program 13 4.62 4.57 4.65 4.62 4.78 4.59 4.44 4.61
IDEA and Advocacy Learning Session 24 4.92 4.92 5.00 4.92 4.96 4.92 4.95 4.94                  
The Whole Child: Incorporating Developmental Milestones into Assessment, Lesson Planning, Play and Daily Activities 21 4.57 4.86 4.67 4.71 4.76 4.95 4.85 4.77
A Seat at the Table: Diverse Perspectives on Parent-School-Professionals Cooperation 30 4.73 4.87 4.73 4.73 4.77 4.93 4.71 4.78                  
Action Planning: Increase Education about and Awareness of Congenital Cytomegalovirus among EHDI Stakeholders 29 4.93 4.93 4.90 4.86 4.93 4.97 4.75 4.90
Creating Cohesive Deaf and Hard of Hearing Leadership in EHDI Systems and Beyond 24 4.58 4.50 4.46 4.43 4.63 4.71 4.47 4.54                  
Difficult Conversations: Delivering News, Challenging False Ideas, and Conveying Hard-to-Digest Information 72 4.65 4.61 4.67 4.63 4.82 4.79 4.58 4.68                  
Listening and Spoken Language: From Start to Finish 47 4.40 4.36 4.55 4.43 4.77 4.00 3.93 4.35                  
Medical Considerations in the Management of Pediatric Hearing Loss 38 4.71 4.63 4.66 4.76 4.79 4.65 4.50 4.67
Promoting Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Students' Literacy in American Sign Language and English: A Complete Visual Bilingual Approach 13 4.75 4.54 4.75 4.75 4.67 4.83 4.58 4.70                  
Strategies for Engaging Parents in Early Intervention Sessions 36 4.47 4.58 4.58 4.44 4.66 4.56 4.48 4.54
The Basics of Understanding Cued Speech 3 5.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 5.00                  
Grant Writing Workshop 31 4.83 4.70 4.90 4.87 4.93 4.90 4.76 4.84                  
What it Means to Hold Space: Applications for Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Providers 6 4.67 4.67 4.67 4.67 5.00 5.00 4.67 4.76                  
                                     
Poster Presentations 170 4.56 4.59 4.60 4.59 4.70 4.66 4.82 4.65                  
                                     
  # of evaluations Helped understand EHDI Ideas on how to benefit What is EHDI? The Role of HRSA in the EHDI System The Role of CDC  in the EHDI System The Role of Non-Profit Organizations in EHDI Connecting EHDI with the Medical Home  Engaging Families in EHDI Systems Family-Centered Early Intervention and EHDI
EHDI 101 55 4.50 4.56 4.69 4.45 4.35 4.51 4.60 4.66 4.65                
                                     
                                     
Roles of Meeting Attendees                
2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010
Total Meeting Registrants  979 1153 1008 1119 884 861 926 924 863 716                
Advocacy Group 93 87 50 45 70 49 55 56 56 37
Audiologist 183 198 185 190 187 148 166 181 193 160                
Early Intervention Provider 241 193 182 199 173 150 157 179 137 126
EHDI Program Staff 144 139 136 -- -- -- -- -- -- --                
Family of a Child with Hearing Loss 197 206 157 137 164 134 125 138 100 59
Federal Agency 10 20 22 15 9 7 10 15 29 20                
Hospital/Birthing Center 56 63 55 66 61 50 40 50 52 57
Local Health Dept.  18 15 27 19 17 18 18 10 17 8                
Medical Provider 29 50 70 54 51 65 80 65 64 11
Non-Profit Agency 226 197 126 134 150 145 149 157 113 100                
Part C Agency/Provider 122 56 58 63 56 59 59 72 154 145
State Education Agency 65 111 101 72 71 69 86 78 50 60                
State Health Dept.  102 125 131 144 153 145 164 143 64 39
Student 133 148 122 171 113 70 93 111 154 145                
University 131 160 160 198 139 -- 138 167 117 55
Other 167 108 295 -- 59 -- 43 105 126 94                
Exhibitors 49 50 85 48 33 43 43 52 41 40
Total Meeting Attendees 1966 1926 1962 1555 1506 1152 1426 1579 1467 1156