Stephanie Browning McVicar, Au.D., CCC-A

Director of Utah Early Hearing Detection and Intervention, Cytomegalovirus Public Health Initiative, Children's Hearing Aid Program, and the Tele-Audiology Program at the Utah Department of Health's Children with Special Health Care Needs Bureau

Utah Department of Health
Children with Special Health Care Needs Bureau
44 N Mario Capecchi Dr
Salt Lake City, UT 84114


Stephanie Browning McVicar orchestrated the initiation of CMV testing in Utah for newborns who fail 2 hearing screens. She was instrumental in developing public and professional educational efforts including creation and circulation of nearly 44,000 CMV brochures in English and Spanish, a bus ad campaign, public service announcements, and use of social media. Her innovative and tireless efforts have all served to enhance the effectiveness of early hearing detection and intervention.

Selected Bibliography:

Diener ML, Zick CD, McVicar SB, Boettger J, Park AH.
Outcomes From a Hearing-Targeted Cytomegalovirus Screening Program.
Pediatrics. 2017;139(2). PubMed abstract

Bergevin A, Zick CD, McVicar SB, Park AH.
Cost-benefit analysis of targeted hearing directed early testing for congenital cytomegalovirus infection.
Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2015;79(12):2090-3. PubMed abstract

Park AH, Duval M, McVicar S, Bale JF, Hohler N, Carey JC.
A diagnostic paradigm including cytomegalovirus testing for idiopathic pediatric sensorineural hearing loss.
Laryngoscope. 2014;124(11):2624-9. PubMed abstract