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~ChildLINK Contact Information
~ChildLINK Information

~Hearing Milestones
~Hearing Screenings Q&A
~Maine Birth Defects Program

~Maine Birth Defects Registry

~Newborn Hearing Screening
    Mission Statement
~Participating Hospitals


American Academy of Audiology:

The mission of the American Academy of Audiology is to provide the highest quality of hearing healthcare service to children and adults and to increase public awareness of hearing disorders and audiologic services. On this site, you will find information and resources regarding hearing, hearing loss, and hearing healthcare services. AAA is a professional organization of audiologists.


American Speech-Language-Hearing Associate:

The American Speech-Language-Hearing Associationís (ASHA) mission is to ensure that all people with hearing, speech, and language disorders have access to quality services to help them communicate more effectively. On this site, you will find information to help you understand communication and communication disorders, as well as a referral service to help you access qualified professionals. ASHA is a professional, scientific, and credentialing association for audiologists, speech-language pathologists, and speech, language, and hearing scientists.

National Center for Hearing Assessment and Management:

The goal of the National Center for Hearing Assessment and Management (NCHAM) is to ensure that all infants and toddlers with hearing loss are identified as early as possible and provided with timely and appropriate audiological, educational, and medical intervention. NCHAM provides information and resources concerning the many issues of early hearing detection and intervention.


EHDI (Early Hearing Detection and Intervention) programs at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):   

The Maine Health and Human Services Center for Disease Control and Prevention has a CDC Cooperative Agreement and is receiving funding from the EHDI program at the CDC.  The goal of the EHDI program is to provide universal screening of newborn children in order to identify those who are at risk for hearing loss. This will allow infants to be properly diagnosed and enrolled in an intervention program at the earliest possible time. These intervention programs are designed to help facilitate the development of visual and/or spoken language and the growth of cognitive skills needed to succeed academically and socially.

The Maine Health and Human Services Center for Disease Control and Prevention:      

The ChildLINK database integrates the information from different programs within the Maine Health and Human Services Center for Disease Control and Prevention.  It includes information from the State of Maine Electronic Birth Certificate, the Newborn Hearing Screen, the Newborn Metabolic Screen, and the Birth Defect Registry.


Other Interesting Links: - Hearing Screening Information - National Association of the Deaf - AG Bell Association - American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery - National Institute of Deafness & Other Communication Disorders - American Academy of Pediatrics


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