Working towards a consensus statement for medical investigation of infants with hearing loss

Dr Valerie Sung1, Dr Elizabeth Peadon2, The Childhood Hearing Australasian Medical Professionals (CHAMP) Network

1Royal Children’s Hospital, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, University Of Melbourne, Parkville, Australia,

2Westmead Children’s Hospital, Westmead, Australia

The aim of the workshop is to provide a forum for Australasian medical professionals with an interest in childhood hearing loss (e.g. paediatricians, ENT surgeons, geneticists) to discuss the best practice for recommending medical investigations for infants and children with newly diagnosed hearing loss. The workshop is open only to members of the Childhood Hearing Australasian Medical Professionals (CHAMP) Network. The session will draw together available existing guidelines and consensus statements, involve a round table discussion of current practices and conclude with a consensus statement which will be published.


Biography:

The Childhood Hearing Australasian Medical Professionals (CHAMP) Network is a group of Australasian doctors with an interest in childhood hearing loss (e.g. paediatricians, ENT surgeons, geneticists). The overarching goal of CHAMP is to optimise management of children with hearing loss. It aims to establish national guidelines on the management of infants and children with hearing loss, provide a vehicle of communication amongst these medical professionals to share information, experience  and research ideas, and establish research collaborations.