J Am Acad Audiol
DOI: 10.1055/s-0043-1768036
Position Statement

American Academy of Audiology Position Statement on Early Identification of Cytomegalovirus in Newborns

Maggie Kettler
1   Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio
Angela Shoup
2   Callier Center for Communication Disorders, The University of Texas at Dallas, Dallas, Texas
Shelley Moats
3   Norton Children's Medical Group, Louisville, Kentucky
Wendy Steuerwald
4   Phoenix Children's Hospital, Phoenix, Arizona
Sarah Jones
5   Georgia Mobile Audiology, Atlanta, Georgia
Stacy Claycomb Stiell
6   University of Colorado Hospital, Aurora, Colorado
Jenni Chappetto
7   University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio
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The American Academy of Audiology recommends early identification of congenital cytomegalovirus (cCMV) through screening to allow for appropriate early diagnosis, intervention, and monitoring for congenital, progressive, and delayed-onset hearing loss in infants with cCMV.

Early identification of cCMV is a valuable component in the diagnostic evaluation of infants with sensorineural hearing loss. The Academy recognizes the important role audiologists serve as clinical care providers and educators and advocates for early identification and audiological management of infants with cCMV.

Approved by the Academy Board of Directors on March 7, 2023

Publication History

Article published online:
27 March 2023

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