Outpatient Audiology Evaluation
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
Older winners can be found on our archive page.
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