Audiology services from Monroe 2-Orleans BOCES are designed to provide students, families, classroom staff, and administration with information about student hearing and listening abilities, as well as appropriate Hearing Assistive Technology (HAT) to accommodate and meet hearing/listening needs in the educational setting. Comprehensive audiological evaluations are completed to assess hearing, middle ear functioning, and functional listening abilities, both with and without the use of personal amplification (hearing aids/cochlear implants). Real ear verification measures and functional assessment tools are used to verify appropriate fitting of FM/DM HAT, as well as to verify the characteristics of students’ personal amplification used as part of the educational amplification system.
(Central) Auditory Processing (CAP) evaluations are also provided to assess auditory processing skills to determine the impact of auditory abilities on listening, learning, and academic progress.
Our licensed/certified audiologists are uniquely qualified to evaluate and diagnose hearing loss, verify/fit educational amplification to meet hearing needs in the often-challenging acoustic environment of the classroom. Audiologists also provide related services on an ongoing basis to assist students in maximizing use of their hearing as well as their hearing assistive technology in a variety of educational/vocational settings.
Audiological consultation is provided to support the educational team and to provide a better understanding the students’ auditory needs and abilities, the care use and management of HAT, as well to identify modifications/accommodations to support student learning across educational settings.
An audiometric technician is also available to provide routine checks of student HAT to ensure equipment is functioning properly in the educational setting.