EARLY HEARING DETECTION AND INTERVENTION VIRTUAL CONFERENCE
MARCH 2-5, 2021

(Virtually the same conference, without elevators, airplane tickets, or hotel room keys)

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3/05/2021  |   10:30 AM - 2:30 PM   |  JCIH Position Statement   |  Networking

JCIH Position Statement

The new Joint Committee on Infant Hearing (JCIH) Position Statement was published in the Journal of Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (JEHDI) in 2019. This document re-affirms the importance that all infants should receive newborn hearing screening and appropriate follow-up in the medical, audiological and habilitation/education environments. A variety of modifications including the risk factors for congenital/early-onset hearing loss were made to reflect best current research. Members of the JCIH with expertise in audiology, medicine/surgery, and early intervention will present the current recommendations of the Committee with an emphasis on changes compared to previous statements. A time-period for detailed questions and answers will follow.

  • Clarify the new aspects of the most recent JCIH Statement
  • Allow participants to seek understanding on the decision made in this statement

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Presenters/Authors

Craig Buchman (), Washington University, buchmanc@wustl.edu;
Dr. Buchman currently serves as the Chairman of the Department of Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. He is a Neurotologist with extensive experience in pediatric cochlear implantation. Prior to his current position, he served as the division director at UNC where he oversaw the largest pediatric hearing program in the country. Further, he has published extensively in the field and serves as the Chairman of the Joint Commission (JCIH) on Infant Hearing and the past president of the American Cochlear Implant Alliance (ACIA)


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No relevant financial relationship exist.

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No relevant nonfinancial relationship exist.

Meredith Sugar (), AG Bell, msugar@taftlaw.com;
Meredith Knueve Sugar is a practicing attorney in the Business & Finance and Private Client groups at the law firm of Taft Stettinius & Hollister, LLP in Columbus OH. She has been a member of AG Bell since 2006 when she and her familiy attended their first AG Bell convention, as was elected to its Board of Directors in 2009. She is currently serving as the president-elect. Meredith and her husband are parents to four children, including an 8-year-old son who uses bilateral cochlear implants, as well as two other sons and a daughter. She has previou7sly served as secretary of the board of directors for AG Bell's Ohio Chapter and is active in other nonprofit capacities, specifically organizations related to hearing loss.


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Karen Munoz (), Utah State University, karen.munoz@usu.edu;
Karen Muñoz is department head and professor of audiology at Utah State University in the Department of Communicative Disorders and Deaf Education. She is also associate director of the National Center for Hearing Assessment and Management. Her research focus is in the area of childhood hearing loss.


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No relevant financial relationship exist.

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No relevant nonfinancial relationship exist.

Christine Yoshinaga-Itano (), University of Colorado-Boulder, Christie.Yoshi@colorado.edu;
Dr. Christine Yoshinaga-Itano is a Research Professor in the Institute of Cognitive Science, Center for Neurosciences at the University of Colorado-Boulder, the Department of Otolaryngology and Audiology at the University of Colorado-Denver and the Marion Downs Center. In 1996 she developed the Marion Downs National Center. Since 1996, Dr. Yoshinaga-Itano has assisted many state departments of education and public health agencies, schools for the deaf and the blind, and early intervention programs throughout the United States and its territories. In addition, she has served as a consultant for many countries currently developing their early hearing detection and intervention programs, including the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, China, Korea, Belgium, Poland, Spain, Austria, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, the Netherlands, Mexico, Chile, Argentina, Brazil, Thailand, the Philippines, and South Africa.


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• Receives Salary for Employment from University of Colorado, Boulder Disability Research Dissemination Center.

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• Has a Professional (Scientific Advisory Board) relationship for Board membership.

Patricia Burk (), Oklahoma State Department of Health, PatriciaAB@health.ok.gov;
Patricia Burk, is the EHDI Coordinator for the Newborn Hearing Screening Program at the Oklahoma State Department of Health. Patricia helps to promote early identification, diagnosis, and amplification of children with hearing loss throughout the State of Oklahoma. She also facilitates the Oklahoma Audiology Taskforce to address pediatric audiology initiatives across the state. Patricia holds a Masters in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. Patricia is internationally certificated as a Listening and Spoken Language Specialist, Certified Auditory-Verbal Therapist. She has experience as a Speech-Language Pathologist working with children and adults who have hearing loss. Patricia is a Quality Improvement Advisor for the National Center for Hearing Assessment and Management and currently serves on the Joint Committee on Infant Hearing as a representative for the Directors of Speech and Hearing Programs of State Health and Welfare Agencies.


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Ryan McCreery (), Boys Town National Research Hospital, ryan.mccreery@boystown.org;
Ryan McCreery is a Research Associate at Boys Town National Research Hospital (BTNRH) in Omaha, Nebraska, where his research examines methods of optimizing audibility for children with normal hearing and hearing loss. Ryan is also a collaborator in multiple research laboratories at BTNRH.


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Alison Grimes (), Audiology, RR UCLA Medical Center, AGrimes@mednet.ucla.edu;
Alison Grimes, AuD, is Head of the Audiology Clinic at Ronald Reagan-UCLA Medical Center, Director of the UCLA Newborn Hearing Screening Program, and an Assistant Clinical Professor in Head and Neck Surgery at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. She is also a Past-President of the American Academy of Audiology, and continues to serve on a variety of Task Forces and Committees for the Academy. As one of the representatives to the Joint Committee on Infant Hearing since 2006, Alison participated in the writing of the 2007 Position Statement and on the upcoming 2012 Early Intervention document. Currently, Alison chairs the Pediatric Amplification Task Force for the American Academy of Audiology. In addition to serving as AAA President, Alison has been on the Executive Board of the American Auditory Society, and serves on the California State Speech Language Pathology and Audiology Licensing Board since 2000.


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Tawny Holmes Hlibok (), National Association of the Deaf, tawny.holmes.hlibok@nad.org;
Tawny Holmes Hlibok is the Education Policy Counsel at the National Association of the Deaf along with being Assistant Professor in the Department of ASL and Deaf Studies at Gallaudet University. She graduated from University of Baltimore School of Law. In addition to her law degree with a family mediation & law certification, she has a Master of Arts in Family Centered Early Education. Ms. Holmes has worked three years in teaching deaf and hard of hearing students, mainly in the early childhood education field. As part of her position, she focuses on improving/establishing federal and state policy related to early intervention and education of deaf and hard of hearing children. Ms. Holmes strongly believes in the power of collaboration and has contributed a significant amount of her work towards this endeavor, in varying ways, from promoting parent resources to inclusion of deaf and hard of hearing adult professionals.


ASHA DISCLOSURE:

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• Receives Salary for Employment from Gallaudet University.
• Receives Salary for Employment from National Association of the Deaf.

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No relevant nonfinancial relationship exist.