Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI): Demystifying the Patient Journey

This conference has been postponed until October 2013

Purpose and Content 

The goal of early hearing detection and intervention (EHDI) is to maximize linguistic and communicative competence and literacy development for children who are hard of hearing or deaf. Achieving this result is dependent upon the early detection of, and intervention for, infants with hearing loss (early hearing detection and intervention, [EHDI]) through integrated, interdisciplinary state and national systems of universal newborn hearing screening (UNHS), evaluation, and family-centered intervention. This seminar will detail the role of the various providers to support the local EHDI network of care, highlight parental issues related to newborn hearing screening and diagnosis, and the importance of building collaborative partnerships between families, early intervention programs, pediatric audiology providers and medical home.

Course Objectives 

1. Describe the appropriate referrals required for infants/children with diverse hearing screening outcomes and diagnostic findings.
2. Discuss the types of hearing loss and the medical/diagnostic assessments and treatments appropriate for each.
3. Identify opportunites for building collaborative family support networks for families with children identified with hearing loss.

Who Should Attend 

This course is designed for pediatric medical providers including pediatricians, family practitioners, physicians assistants and nurse practitioners


Children's Medical Center is accredited by the Texas Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation 

Children's Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Conflict of Interest 

It is Children's Medical Center's policy that participants in CME activities should be made aware of any affiliation of financial interest that may affect the speakers' presentations. Each speaker has completed and signed a conflict of interest statement. This will be disclosed at the beginning of each presentation.

Registration Information 

*** Due to poor registration, this conference has been postponed til October 2013.

Registration Fees 

The registration fee of $75 entitles the participant admission to the conference, all course materials, and a lunch.

Payment must accompany the registration form for it to be processed. Once registration has been processed, a confirmation email will be sent. To pay by check, please enclose the registration form along with a check. Checks can be made payable to Children's Medical Center.

If you have any questions, please contact us at 214-456-2735 and ask for Marisa Archuleta.

Returned Check Policy 

An administrative fee of $35 will be charged for all checks returned for insufficient funds.

Cancellation/Refund Policy 

Refund requests must be received two weeks prior to the course. No refunds will be made thereafter.

Meeting Location 

Children’s Medical Center at Legacy
Speese Conference Center
7601 Preston Road
Plano, Texas 75024

Course Director

Angela Shoup, Ph.D.
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Associate Professor, Otolaryngology
Director, Division of Communicative & Vestibular Disorders