What is the Audiological Services Program?
Exceptional Learners Collaborative Audiological Services is a comprehensive audiology program for the deaf and hard of hearing and offers a full range of services to students, parents, teachers and staff (see listing below).
If a student exhibits any of the following, a Comprehensive Educational Audiological Evaluation is advised.
- Failed a hearing screening or is is untestable per IDPH guidelines
- Chronic ear infections or disorder
- A diagnosed hearing loss
- Documented use of hearing instrument(s) or hearing assistance technology
- Comprehensive audiological assessments, including screening, evaluation, and consultation for auditory processing disorders
- Parent guidance and counseling, including referrals for medical, educational, and speech-language pathology services
- Audiological Review Services
- Selection, recommendation, monitoring, and maintenance of hearing aids, DM/FM systems, and other hearing assistive technology
- Educational Audiological Review/Monitoring, participation in IEP and 504 conferences, team meetings, annual reviews, and teacher consultation
Hearing Assistance Technology (HAT) Program
- Provision of hearing assistance technology to students to insure optimal auditory access in the educational setting
- Coordination and maintenance of member school district equipment inventories
- Candidates for technology participate in diagnostic trials, supported by team members, including the audiologist, classroom and hearing itinerant teachers and parents
Cochlear Implant Program
- Performance evaluation and troubleshooting of all cochlear implant processors
- Evaluation, recommendation, and troubleshooting of HAT systems for students with cochlear implants
- Screening and counseling of candidates for cochlear implantation
- Close communication with cochlear implant centers to provide our students with coordinated care