National Committees

CED participates in major national committees, task forces and work groups.

jcihCED is a member of the Joint Committee on Infant Hearing (JCIH) along with the Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf, American Academy of Audiology, American Academy of Pediatrics, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, American Academy of Otolaryngology — Head and Neck Surgery and Directors of Speech and Hearing in State Health and Welfare Agencies. CED Board representatives on JCIH are Beth Benedict and Jodee Crace. A link to JCIH website and the “JCIH 2007 Position Statement on Infant Hearing: Principles and Guidelines for Early Hearing Detection and Intervention” is provided below:

aclhaCED has also worked closely with the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association through the ASHA-CED Joint Committee* and has collaborated on the development of several important position statements and papers. The work of the ASHA-CED Joint Committee* can be found at

* The ASHA-CED Joint Committee has since been disbanded but the website is still available.

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