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Helping Babies Hear - American Samoa

Helping Babies Hear is a family-centered early intervention program for infants and toddlers birth through three. We recognize and respect the fundamental role of the family in the lives of children with developmental delays and/or special health needs.

Team Members
  • Jean Johnson, DrPH, Principal Investigator, Associate Professor
  • Jean Anderson, PHD, AS EHDI Coordinator, Assistant Professor (Samoan)
  • Juana Tabali-Weir, BA, Administrative Assistant (Hawaiian)
  • Bethany Toelupe, MPA, Program Manager, Junior Specialist (Samoan)
  • Wendy Switalski, AuD, Pediatric Audiologist
  • Annabel Anae, MS, Audiologist (Samoan)
  • Ray Miner, MA, Audiologist and Calibration Technician
  • Clarice Cokanasiga, AA, Newborn Screener (Samoan)
  • Yvette Steffney, AA, Newborn Screener (Samoan)
Project Dates
Project Start Date: 
September, 2014
Project End Date: 
March, 2017
Project Funding
Funding Agency: 
HRSA - Health Resources and Services Administration
Primary Contact
Dr. Jean Johnson
Principal Investigator
Secondary Contact
Dr. Jean Anderson
Project Coordinator