COVID-19 Info for Professionals: Best Practices
According to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the National Center for Hearing Assessment and Management (NCHAM), continued adherence to 1-3-6 guidelines throughout the COVID-19 pandemic (hearing screening by 1 month of age, diagnosis by 3 months of age, entrance into early intervention by 6 months of age) for infants is necessary for healthy development.
The 2019 position statement from the Joint Committee on Infant Hearing (JCIH) recommends that states who meet the 1-3-6 benchmark should strive to meet a 1-2-3 month timeline (hearing screening by 1 month of age, diagnosis by 2 months of age, entrance into early intervention by 6 months of age).JCIH (2019). Year 2019 position statement: Principles and guidelines for Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Programs [Position statement]. https://digitalcommons.usu.edu/jehdi/vol4/iss2/1/