Families of all infants who do not pass
the screening tests are to receive information about why further
evaluation is necessary. In addition, the primary care provider, with
consent by the family, must arrange for diagnostic evaluation to occur.
Right From The Start Program will also contact the parent(s) to facilitate
The purpose of the evaluation is to
determine the range, nature, and degree of hearing loss and communication
functions by use of medical and audiological procedures.
Additional referrals for medical,
audiological, and other services may be necessary for habilitation of
children with hearing loss, and all efforts should be coordinated with the
primary care provider. Right From The Start personnel will act as care
coordinators, linking the infant/family to support, such as
Intervention (Birth to Three),
Children with Special Health Care
Needs, etc. as appropriate.
be used by hospitals and primary care providers.