EARLY INTERVENTION AND TRANSITION EDUCATIONAL SERVICES
Many education-based programs do not have access to a qualified audiologist in their area. As a result, many students with hearing loss are undiagnosed or misdiagnosed. This may lead to detrimental effects emotionally, psychologically, socially, and academically.
A qualified educational audiologist plays an important role in the academic success of the child, especially those with hearing loss.
Onsite Audiology, LLC provides contract services to early intervention agencies, Head Start/Early Head Start Centers, and schools. Please see below for a description of the various pediatric education services that we can provide.
To learn more about having onsite services delivered to your agency/school, please contact us.
The method of evaluation depends on the child’s developmental and chronological age. Testing is conducted in a sound treated area and is purposed to determine the degree and type of hearing loss, if present. It also evaluates the child's ability to understand speech in quiet and in the presence of background noise.
This test assesses inner ear function. Testing does not require that children tell or show that sounds are heard. It indicates whether the outer hair cells of the cochlea are functioning, and can be measured to be present or absent as long as the child has no occluding ear wax or other middle ear conditions.
Tympanometry and acoustic reflex thresholds are two ways audiologists test for proper middle ear functioning. Immittance assessments can detect problems such as middle ear fluid, cerumen (ear wax) blockage, or any other middle ear conditions that may affect hearing.
Selecting, fitting and validating hearing assistive technology in the classroom is vital to a child obtaining access to curriculum. Services for the Deaf/Hard of Hearing student include but is not limited to:
Listening checks/consultations to estimate a student's access to auditory information in the classroom setting
Selection and fitting of school-owned hearing assistive technology systems (HATS)
In-servicing school staff on the best practices to use with students with hearing loss
Educating students about their hearing loss to support self-advocacy skills