Implementing Otoacoustic Emissions (OAE) Hearing Screening and Follow-up: A Four-Session Interactive Web Class

Four Sessions: Feb. 6, Feb. 9, Feb. 13, and Feb. 16

Time:  1 p.m. EST

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The ECHO Initiative is offering a new interactive web class series to help prepare Head Start and Early Head Start staff to provide quality Otoacoustic Emissions (OAE) hearing screening to young children. This series consists of four live, web-based sessions and each session will run about an hour. Each session also includes skill-based assignments that allow participants to practice the concepts covered during the session presentations.

Topics for the web class include how to:

  • Plan and implement an OAE hearing screening program
  • Explain how OAE screening works
  • Conduct OAE screenings on young children
  • Outline the necessary follow-up steps when a child does not pass the screening
  • Access resources for tracking children through the screening and follow-up protocol
  • Access additional tools and resources that support successful quality improvement

Who Should Attend?

This practical, hands-on skill-development class is intended for individuals working in programs that are committed to providing OAE hearing screening to the young children they serve. Programs are encouraged to have more than one staff member attend the class series to maximize practice and retention of material.

How to Participate

There is no cost for the web class, but participants will need to have functional OAE screening equipment and be able to practice screening young children during the session. Detailed information and a registration link can be accessed on the website. Advance registration for each participant is required. The deadline to register is Jan. 25, 2017.Questions?For more information, contact the ECHO Initiative at

Source: Save-the-date from the Office of Head Start

How to Implement a Successful Otoacoustic Emissions (OAE) Hearing Screening Program in Early Childhood Education or Health Care Settings


The videos, tools and resources will introduce you to OAE hearing screening, help you to plan your screening program, teach you how to screen, and provide you with practical tools to implement screening and follow-up practices. Note the colored diamond that corresponds most closely with your role and view the video modules indicated. As you do so, also sequentially open and review the tools and resources in the right column to take advantage of the printed materials and links that have been designed to support your screening efforts.

Source: The Early Childhood Hearing Outreach (ECHO) Project

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