2025 Early Hearing Detection & Intervention Conference

March 9-11, 2025 • Pittsburgh, PA


The 2025 Antonia Brancia Maxon Award for EHDI Excellence will be presented at the 2025 National EHDI Conference in Pittsburgh, PA. This award honors the life and work of Dr. Antonia Brancia Maxon to promote effective Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) programs for all newborns, infants, and young children. Dr. Maxon was a pioneer in EHDI programs, beginning with her leadership in the Rhode Island Hearing Assessment Project in the late 1980's. She was one of the first to recognize the feasibility and value of universal newborn hearing screening and was a tireless advocate for connecting screening programs with timely and appropriate diagnosis and early intervention.

Her extensive contributions to creating excellent EHDI programs were abruptly ended by a tragic automobile accident in May of 2007. In memory of her contributions, an Award for EHDI Excellence is presented each year at the National EHDI Conference to honor an individual who has made outstanding contributions to achieving excellence in EHDI programs nationally or in a particular state or region.

Presentation of the 2025 Antonia Brancia Maxon Award for EHDI Excellence will be made on Monday March 10, 2025 at the National EHDI Conference in Pittsburgh, PA. More about the National EHDI Conference, including past nominees and recipients can be found below.

2024 Recipient of the Antonia Brancia Maxon Award for EHDI Excellence
Mary Pat Moeller

Previous Awards

EHDI Family Leadership Award

2017 was the inaugural year for the EHDI Family Leadership Award. During the last several decades it has become increasingly clear that EHDI only exists to improve the well-being of babies and families. Symbiotically, engaged families are central to the success of EHDI programs and more specifically to the success of children who are deaf or hard of hearing.

This award honors a parent or family member of a child who is deaf or hard of hearing for providing exemplary leadership in their state EHDI system and whose leadership has led to improved outcomes. The recipient was selected by NCHAM's Family Advisory Committee.

2024 Recipient of the Family Leadership Award for EHDI Excellence
Tony Ronco

Previous Awards

2024 Website of the Year

2024 Recipient of the EHDI Website Award

2024 Recipient of the Champion of Previous Winners of the EHDI Website Award

2024 EHDI Conference Poster Winners

Overall Poster Winners:
First Place - Association Between Craniofacial Anomalies and NBHS Fail Rate
By: Ruth S. Marin, Kaitlyn Sheapp, Larry Medwetsky

Second Place - Promoting Awareness of Congenital CMV: One Message May Not Fit All
By: Bridget Walde, Gina Liverseed, Haley Bice, Karmen Dippmann

Student Poster Winners:
First Place - SOAR (Supporting outcomes through Assessment & Resources) Application for Auditory Skill and Language Development
By: Emily Burnett, Samantha Christensen, Nicole Jaeggli, Lacey Long, Madeline Ogden, Kristina Blaiser, Gabriel Bargren from Utah Regional LEND Program, Idaho State University, University of Utah, & Minot State University

Second Place - Los Angeles County Pediatric Hearing Health Online Resource: An Opportunity to Decrease Disparities and Increase Timely Intervention
By: Jazmin MIramontes, Hannah Wilson, Alexis Deavenport-Saman, Amanda Tyree, Kristina Rousso from Children's Hospital Los Angeles, USC Caruso Department of Otolaryngology, Caruso Family Center for Childhood Communication, & Keck School of Medicine at USC