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Hearing screening procedures could include otoacoustic emissions (OAE), and/or auditory brainstem response (ABR).
Data related to the provisions of hearing screening and follow-up (e.g., diagnostic and intervention) services are collected annually from jurisdictional Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) Programs. These data were first collected by the Directors of Speech and Hearing Programs in State Health and Welfare Agencies (1999-2004) and are currently collected by the CDC (2005-2006).
In 2005, the CDC began working directly with the jurisdictions to acquire annual data through a new survey tool, called the Hearing Screening and Follow-up Survey (HSFS). This survey requested more complete data and included more specific data definitions, which is why some of the rates in 2005 and 2006 are lower and are not comparable with the data reported in previous years.
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