This Action Kit is designed to help audiology practices provide reliable follow-up care after newborn hearing screening. Providers participating in a series of national collaboratives developed the ideas and tested the improvement strategies that have led to the promising practices in this kit. It is designed to help providers create an efficient and reliable system of diagnosis and referral and ultimately improve outcomes for infants who are deaf or hard of hearing and their families.
Formal research has not yet validated these ideas, and this resource does not represent all possible ideas for improvement within each area. This Action Kit does represent promising improvement strategies that have been shown to be effective in audiology practices throughout the United States.