Prairie Lakes Area Education Agency

Audiology

Prairie Lakes AEA audiologists identify, evaluate, and provide educational  services for hearing loss and auditory disorders in children from birth to 21 years of age.  Prairie Lakes AEA audiologists provide:

Identification services 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 services are provided through:

  • Diagnostic hearing tests and ongoing re-evaluation
  • Medical referrals
  • Evaluating need for hearing aids
  • Determining 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 are provided through:

  • 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

To schedule a gnostic hearing test for your child, hearing booths are located in Fort Dodge, Algona, Storm Lake, and Spencer. 

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact a Prairie Lakes AEA Audiologist.

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