The Pennsylvania Academy of Audiology believes advanced pediatric care should be standard for all those providing services to children. Please review our recommended guidelines and hopes for the future of pediatrics. We hope these will educate and provide guidance to those offering and wanting to offer pediatric audiology services.
Our long-term goal is to encourage those who can follow the guidelines to start offering pediatric services. There is a backlog of pediatric patients in our state who need care. We hope to support your confidence and knowledge in pediatrics, allowing more children to receive the services they so desperately need, and therefore, reduce the backlog of waiting children and families.
If you are a pediatric provider interested in assisting the education of Pennsylvania audiologists on the need for increased services across the state, please contact Jill McClelland, Au.D or Beth Czarnecki, Au.D. The more skillful audiologists who are providing services, the bigger our voice to work with insurances to provide reasonable reimbursement.
Jill McClelland, Au.D, Beth Czarnecki, Au.D., and the PAA Board of Directors
Resource Guide for Supporting Deaf, DeafBlind, and Hard of Hearing Individuals
Please see the information below from the Office of Developmental Programs. Click on the Resource Guide Link below to access the Resource Guide for Supporting Deaf, DeafBlind, and Hard of Hearing Individuals.
The Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) is excited to announce the first annual publication of the Resource Guide for Supporting Deaf, DeafBlind, and Hard of Hearing Individuals. The purpose of this guide is to offer resources in one central location for those who support or care for someone who is Deaf, Hard of Hearing, or DeafBlind and receives supports from ODP. The Guide provides some of the most frequently accessed resources to assist in addressing the unique needs of these populations, such as information about ASL courses, apps, home modifications, assistive technology, a foundational organizations directory, and so much more!
Development of this guide included input from individuals within the Deaf, DeafBlind, hard of hearing, and hearing communities and will be revised annually by ODP’s Deaf, DeafBlind, and Hard of Hearing Advisory Committee.
What do I do if I have a concern about an audiologist or hearing instrument specialist?
If you or a patient have a concern about a provider or company, you have the right and responsibility to report this. Contact the Pennsylvania Department of Health here or with this form to express your concern. You should also share this information with your patients. More questions? Contact a PAA board member or visit our Members' Resource Page.