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Newborn Hearing Screening and Early Intervention in Indian Context

Newborn Hearing Screening and Early Intervention in Indian Context

Seejal Shrest and Bikramjit Pradhan

Journal Title:Acta Scientific Otolaryngology

Joint committee on infant hearing: The Joint Committee on In-fant Hearing was established in late 1969 and composed of Audi-ologists, Otolaryngologists, Paediatricians, mainly. It had people from American Speech and Language Hearing Association (ASHA), the then American Academy of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology (AAOO) and American Academy of Paediatrics (AAP). Their pivotal roles were making standardized recommendations concerning the early identification of children with or at-risk for hearing loss and newborn hearing screening. Currently the Joint Committee is comprised of representativesfrom the American Academy of Pae-diatrics, the American Academy ofOtolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, the American Speech Language HearingAssociation, the American Academy of Audiology, the Council on Education of the Deaf, and Directors of Speech and Hearing Programs in State Health and Welfare Agencies [5].