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Audiological Services

The North Dakota School for the Deaf provides audiological services to all students ages 0-21. Direct comprehensive services to NDSD students include the following: audiological assessment, hearing aid analysis, tympanograms, evaluation/selection of hearing aids, earmold and swimplug and swimplug impressions, auditory training, evaluation of classroom acoustics, and IEP planning and implementation.

Education is also provided by the audiologist to staff, students and parents in meeting the audiological needs of the deaf and hard of hearing individuals.

FM Auditory Trainers

Students are required to wear their FM auditory trainers in the classroom as determined by their IEP. All educational staff working with a student shall be knowledgeable of and shall implement the provisions of the student's IEP. The audiologist will provide training in the use of the auditory trainer to the appropriate staff members.

Teachers are responsible to monitor FM auditory trainers daily for proper function. Damage or lost auditory trainers/accessories must be reported to the audiologist immediately. Equipment will be replaced/repaired as needed.

Earmold cleaning will be taught by the audiologist during auditory training sessions and later implemented during classroom time.

Auditory training units and accessories (cords, earmolds, batteries, receiver crystals) are available through the school audiologist at no cost to the student.

Hearing Aids

Students are required to wear their hearing aids as determined appropriate in their IEP. Hearing aid batteries are available for a fee to all NDSD students.

 

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