Submitted for Publication: July 19, 2012; final revision received September 21, 2012; accepted September 26, 2012.
Author Contributions: All authors had full access to all the data in the study and take responsibility for the integrity of the data and accuracy of the data analysis. Study concept and design: Chapman, Wang, Pandya, and Dodson. Acquisition of data: Chapman, Wang, and Dodson. Analysis and interpretation of data: Yelverton, Dominguez, Wang, Pandya, and Dodson. Drafting of the manuscript: Yelverton, Dominguez, and Dodson. Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: Chapman, Wang, Pandya, and Dodson. Statistical analysis: Yelverton, Dominguez, Wang, and Dodson. Study supervision: Pandya and Dodson.
Conflict of Interest Disclosures: None reported.
Funding/Support: This research was supported in part by grants from the Association of University Centers on Disability Cooperative Agreement with the National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (grant RTOI 2007-01-10), and the Health Resources and Services Administration (grant H18MC0052-14-01). We thank the Pediatrics Screening and Genetics Services staff at the Virginia Department of Health, who collect and maintain the birth defects and newborn hearing screening registry data used in the research reported in this article.
Previous Presentation: These data were presented as a poster at the American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology 2012 Annual Meeting; April 20-22, 2012; San Diego, California.