Hearing Screening Online Training Program

C&TC Hearing Screening Pass/No Pass Criteria
  Screening Component Pass No Pass Follow-Up
SUBJECTIVE Hearing History No positive response to hearing history. A positive response in > 1 of the history questions for which the child has never been evaluated. Further evaluation by primary care provider.
OBJECTIVE Pure Tone ** Screening
(Initial screen)
Child hears all 8 tones. Child who does not hear > 1 tones after immediate re-screening. Schedule re-screening in 14-21 days. If child does not pass re-screen, conduct further evaluation for medical diagnosis and treatment. Consider further audiological testing as appropriate.
OBJECTIVE Pure Tone Screening
(Re-Screen in 14-21 days)
Child hears all 8 tones. Child who does not hear one or more tones after re-screening. Conduct further evaluation for medical diagnosis and treatment and consider further audiological testing as appropriate.
OTHER Visual Inspection as a Part of the Physical Exam Normal appearance of all structures; no observed ear distress or complaints of pain when the pinna or the tissue around the ear is being manipulated. Any abnormality that has not been previously evaluated. Further evaluation by primary care provider.
** Note: If tenderness, signs of drainage, or foul odor are present in the child’s ear(s), this is a “No Pass;” do not proceed with audiometric screening. The child should be evaluated by a medical provider. **