SA-1: Meeting the Needs of Children who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing: The Educational and Clinical Audiology Connection


Children who are deaf and hard of hearing spend a significant amount of time in their learning environments.  Ensuring access to the educational curriculum is achieved when the pediatric/clinical and educational audiologist are collaborating with members of the interdisciplinary team.  Focus will be on the clinical and school based assessments and services which have complimentary results when effective communication is established.  This presentation will dive deeper into the educational assessment components and management including classroom acoustic considerations, functional listening evaluations, classroom communication profile, hearing assistive technology, and peer connections.  These components will be highlighted using case study scenarios to demonstrate the importance of clinical and educational supports needed to effectively manage the child’s unique communication needs.

Learning Objectives: 

  1. The learner will explain the importance of the collaborative role of the educational and clinical audiologist.
  2. The learner will describe two school based audiology assessments
  3. The learner will discuss two hearing technology and/or connectivity issues that must be communicated to effectively manage the child’s unique communication needs.