What is an audiologist?
A licensed health care professional that diagnoses, evaluates, and pro-vides recommendations for children with hearing and communication problems.
What happens during the hearing test?
First, impedance testing is conducted to check for wax, fluid or anything that is blocking sound entering the ear. Next, a variety of sounds are presented either through headphones or speakers to evaluate the hearing. This testing is conducted in a sound treated room.
After testing is completed, the results are shared with the parent, teacher and any other school personnel working with your child. Suggestions are made so proper referrals and recommendations are provided, in order to, best service your child in the classroom environment.
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Who Receives Testing?
Every student in grades K,1,3,5 and 8 are screened by the school nurse. If a child fails the hearing screening they are referred to the Audiologist. After testing by the Audiologist is completed., parents, teacher and related school personnel are informed of the results. Appropri-ate recommendations and accommodations are then made for the student. Follow-up testing is provided when necessary.