The educational audiologist works with parents and are also part of the Sensory Student Services Team.
They develop a functional communication profile of the student’s abilities and also provide hearing loss management.
Hearing loss management may include routine monitoring of the hearing and information regarding the implications of auditory access in everyday living settings and in the school environment. For those who wear amplification (hearing aids, bone conduction devices, and implanted devices), attention is paid to monitoring the maintaining the equipment via the parent/guardian and the teacher of the deaf. Assistance with Hearing assistive technology systems (HATS) is also provided. HATS usually include FM assistive listening devices, TV captioning device, etc. In-servicing of support staff (parents, teachers of the deaf, educational assistants, educational interpreters, and classroom teachers) is also provided.