Handouts and Documents
Basic Genetics (external website)
Causes of Hearing Loss
My Baby’s Hearing - Hearing & Amplification
This handout addressed Frequently Asked Questions about genetics related to hearing loss.
Common Causes of Hearing Loss for Parents and Families (external website)
Harvard Medical School | Center for Hereditary Deafness
This booklet covers introductory level information about hearing loss.
Part C Eligibility Considerations for Infants & Toddlers Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing
IDEA Infant & Toddler Coordinators Association and National Center for Hearing Assessment and Management at Utah State University. January 2011.
This document discusses issues related to eligibility determination for infants and toddlers with hearing loss.
Risk Factors for Late Onset Hearing Loss: Features Associated with the Syndromes (external website)
Washington State Dept. of Health
This document provides information about genetic syndromes associated with hearing loss.
Working with Students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing (external website)
Debbie Pfieffer, Outreach Services, VSDB
This list includes highlighted resources that are especially helpful for increasing language/communication skills for young children who are deaf or hard of hearing.
Year 2019 Position Statement: Principles and Guidelines for Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Programs (external website)
The Joint Committee on Infant Hearing
The Journal of Early Hearing Detection and Intervention
This current 2019 document builds on prior Joint Committee on Infant Hearing (JCIH) publications (2013 JCIH supplement on Early Intervention and 2007 JCIH Guidelines), updating best practices through literature reviews and expert consensus opinion on screening; identification; and audiological, medical, and educational management of infants and young children and their families.