AAP News features tele-audiology report by Children's Hospital physicians
Up to 40 percent of infants who do not pass the newborn hearing screen are lost to follow-up and never receive a diagnostic evaluation. But the use of tele-audiology technologies can improve follow-up evaluation rates by making it easier for families to access services.
These findings are included in "Tele-audiology improves access to diagnostic hearing evaluations for infants," a health IT trend story, which was published in the February 2014 issue of AAP News, the official news magazine of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
The article was written by James Marcin, director of the Pediatric Telemedicine Program at UC Davis Children's Hospital, and Anne Simon, pediatric audiologist in the Department of Otolaryngology at UC Davis Children's Hospital.