Hearing/Audiology - Great Prairie Area Education Agency

Hearing/Audiology

photoThe role of the audiologist is to evaluate auditory function (hearing) and manage the adverse effects of hearing impairment. The itinerant teacher of the deaf and hard of hearing addresses the educational needs of those with hearing impairment. Together they help students, parents and teachers understand the impact of hearing loss on a person’s communication ability, academic success, and psychosocial well-being.

Services

Early identification of hearing loss through:

  • Follow-up of newborn hearing screening
  • Early Access referrals
  • Child find activities
  • Head Start and preschool screenings 
  • School age screening programs
  • Parent, school, and other referrals

Evaluation of hearing loss, amplification and educational needs:

  • Diagnostic hearing tests and ongoing re-evaluation
  • Medical referrals
  • Evaluate need for hearing aids
  • Evaluate need for FM systems
  • Verification of appropriate amplification settings
  • Maintenance of amplification
  • Teacher in-services regarding classroom accommodations
  • Family and student counseling and support

Educational Services

  • Assessment of communication, academic, and psychosocial needs
  • Direct/consultative services to students
  • Development and maintenance of individual education plans and individual family service plans
  • Education of and support to parents, students, teachers, and other professionals
  • Support and collaboration with educational sign language interpreters/associates

Contact

Sandy Lee
Lead Audiologist
800-382-8970 Ext. 1201 Burlington Office 
Sandy.lee@gpaea.org

Mary Witting
Lead Itinerant Teacher of the Deaf & Hard of Hearing
800-382-8970 Ext. 3032 Mt. Pleasant Office
Mary.witting@gpaea.org

Alan Schwarte
Regional Director
641-682-8591 Ext. 5324
Alan.schwarte@gpaea.org

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