A Preliminary Report on the Need for Statewide Standards for Hearing Screening This article reports the frequency and hearing levels used in hearing screening by school districts in Minnesota. Such an array of standards probably indicates similar variation in pass-fail criteria and therefore precludes accurate reporting of the prevalence of hearing impairment in school-age children. The need for standardization throughout the identification ... Research Article
Research Article  |   January 01, 1981
A Preliminary Report on the Need for Statewide Standards for Hearing Screening
 
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  • Lois D. McDermott is affiliated with the Minnesota Department of Education. Dianne J. VanTasell is affiliated with the Department of Communication Disorders at the University of Minnesota. Requests for reprints may be seat to McDermott at the Capitol Square Building, 8th Floor, 550 Cedar Street, St. Paul, MN 55101.
    Lois D. McDermott is affiliated with the Minnesota Department of Education. Dianne J. VanTasell is affiliated with the Department of Communication Disorders at the University of Minnesota. Requests for reprints may be seat to McDermott at the Capitol Square Building, 8th Floor, 550 Cedar Street, St. Paul, MN 55101.×
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Research Article   |   January 01, 1981
A Preliminary Report on the Need for Statewide Standards for Hearing Screening
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, January 1981, Vol. 12, 44-48. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.1201.44
History: Received February 14, 1980 , Accepted April 29, 1980
 
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, January 1981, Vol. 12, 44-48. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.1201.44
History: Received February 14, 1980; Accepted April 29, 1980

This article reports the frequency and hearing levels used in hearing screening by school districts in Minnesota. Such an array of standards probably indicates similar variation in pass-fail criteria and therefore precludes accurate reporting of the prevalence of hearing impairment in school-age children. The need for standardization throughout the identification system is discussed.

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