Protocols for Diagnostic Audiological Assessment (revised 2011)
Report Hearing Results to the Virginia Department of Health
Report results of hearing screening (post hospital discharge), diagnostic audiologic assessment, recommendations and referrals on infants and young children to the Virginia Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Program, within 2 weeks of the visits, as required by the Code of Virginia through the Virginia Infants Screening Infant Tracking System (VISITS) in the Virginia Vital Events and Screening Tracking System (VVESTS). Access to VISITS forms can be obtained from the VISITS support site; select Access/Security Forms, complete Information Systems - Access and Confidentiality of Records Agreement and Follow-up Provider/Hospital User Logon Request Form for VISITS, and fax both completed forms to (804) 864-7155.
Persons providing screenings or diagnostic audiologic assessments on border babies (infants born in Virginia and screened in a border state or Virginia Residents born in a border state) can report hearing screening results by completing the Hearing Screening/Diagnostic Reporting Form following the Hearing Screening/Diagnostic Reporting Form Instructions and faxing it to (804) 864-7721.
Pediatric Audiology Facilities
Add your facility information to the Early Hearing Detection and Intervention-Pediatric Audiology Links to Services (EHDI-PALS) www.ehdipals.org website and apply to be an approved pediatric audiology facility.
Parents, physicians and others will be referred to this site to obtain information on approved facilities. This online directory will help families and providers identify pediatric audiology facilities that follow best practice standards and provide services that best meet families' immediate needs.
Technical questions re; this site should be directed to Winnie Chung at CDC.
EHDI-PALS was developed through the collaborative efforts of;