Audiology

Audiology RV.
  • Welcome! Normal hearing plays a vital role in a child's speech and language development. Hearing loss impacts a child’s access to the general education curriculum and reduces their understanding and success within the classroom setting. Even a diagnosed slight or mild hearing loss impacts the child’s access to classroom instruction. Central auditory processing deficits also affect the child’s access to the general education curriculum.

    Identifying and referring a student in your school district for educational audiological services is a multi-step process that requires time and coordination of many resources.

    The audiologists at the Center for Instruction, Technology & Innovation use diagnostic testing, educational assessments, acoustical measures and hearing assistance technology to provide your students with access to communication and the curriculum in a variety of listening/learning environments within the school setting. In order to provide effective consultation, our audiologists are knowledgeable and trained in both clinical and educational aspects of speech perception, phonological awareness, language development and literacy as it relates to normal auditory skills development, hearing loss, normal and disordered central auditory processing, acoustical analysis and hearing assistance technology.

  • For School Administrators/Professionals

    School Districts from 13 area BOCES request CiTi BOCES Audiology Program comprehensive evaluations for students with hearing loss and auditory processing disorder. The multi-setting evaluation is designed specifically for students in Kindergarten through high school and is executed by an experienced audiologist who understands hearing loss and auditory disorders in the educational setting. Following each evaluation, parents and the educational team are provided with a detailed written report and are encouraged to discuss the results and practical recommendations with the evaluator to ensure the information is well understood.

  • Hearing Assistant Technology (HAT)

    The purpose of Hearing Assistance Technology is to prioritize the speaker’s voice (Teacher/Peer). Students with hearing loss or auditory processing disorders may require the use of HAT for the teacher’s voice to remain constant, audible and accessible as they move around the room and ambient noise levels change within the classroom. Professionals and families are encouraged to refer to the educational audiologist serving the child for more in depth information on specific hearing technology recommendations.

    Learn more about how the student’s ability to access verbal instruction impacts learning.

  • Hearing Assistance Technology (HAT) Disclaimer: The purpose of this section is to provide general information about the various hearing technology that may be appropriate for students. Specific manufacturer information for FM/DM systems, Classroom Amplification Systems, Cochlear Implants and Bone-Anchored solutions have been included toward the goal of having basic information about children’s hearing technology available in one place. This list is not all-inclusive and subject to change. Professionals and families are encouraged to refer to the educational audiologist serving the child for more in depth information on specific hearing technology recommendations.

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