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Outpatient Audiology Evaluation

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Babies who do not pass their inpatient and follow-up outpatient hearing screening are evaluated by a licensed pediatric audiologist, preferably a Children's Medical Services approved one. The purpose of the evaluation is to confirm normal hearing or to confirm a hearing loss. Florida's goal is to complete these evaluations by three months of age. Results from these follow-up evaluation appointments are submitted to Florida's Newborn Screening Program within two days of the appointment date. In addition to results from follow-up appointments of babies who did not pass their newborn hearing screenings, audiologist also report the confirmation of a permanent hearing loss for any child in Florida under the age of three. Each month, one outpatient facility is recognized for doing well with completing evaluations and with submitting Diagnostic Hearing Evaluation forms in a timely manner. Below are winners so far:

  • Hear X (Hear USA) in Pembroke Pines for January 2014
  • Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital in Hollywood for February 2014
  • Tampa General Hospital in Tampa for March 2014
  • Nemours Children's Hospital in Orlando for April 2014
  • Florida Hospital Lake Mary for May 2014
  • All Children's Outpatient Care - Citrus County for June 2014
  • St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center - Audiology Department for July 2014
  • All Children's Outpatient Care - Sarasota for August 2014
  • The ECHO (Early Childhood Hearing Options) Program at University of Miami Ear Institute for September 2014
  • All Children's Outpatient Care - St. Petersburg for October 2014
  • Children's Rehabilitation Center in Ft. Myers for November 2014
  • All Children's Outpatient Care - Lakeland for January 2015
  • Hear 4 Kidz in Homestead\Key West for February 2015
  • Children’s Rehabilitation Center in Fort Myers for March 2015
  • Audiology Associates of South Florida in Coral Springs for April 2015
  • Arnold Palmer Audiology in Orlando for May 2015
  • Nemours Pensacola for June 2015
  • UF Speech and Hearing Center - Shands at UF Health in Gainesville for July 2015
  • Audiology Consultants of Panama City for September 2015
  • Bethesda Center for Speech and Hearing for October 2015
  • Audiology Consultants of Panama City for November 2015
  • St. Joseph’s Hospital Audiology in Tampa for December 2015
  • Tampa Children’s Ear Nose, & Throat for January 2016
  • Florida Hospital for Children, Pediatric Rehabilitation for February 2016

Older winners can be found on our archive page.

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