The purpose of the Hearing Department is to provide quality audiological and educational support services to students, families and schools in Northwest AEA. The department provides audiology services for infants, preschoolers and school-age children. Itinerant teaching services are available for deaf and hard-of-hearing students.

Public schools are mandated by the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) to provide the following services:
- coordinate hearing screening programs
- provide community awareness about hearing
- conduct comprehensive hearing evaluations
- provide management for hearing aids and other assistive devices
- provide medical and community referrals
- assist in program placement
- provide therapy in the areas of speech reading, listening and hearing aid care
- participate in multidisciplinary team meetings
- counsel families about effects of hearing loss
- provide training to staff
- educate about noise pollution

Contact:

Cindy Baird
Regional Facilitator & Hearing/Vision/OT/PT Supervisor
800/352-9040 Ext. 6021
cbaird@nwaea.org

 

To schedule a hearing appointment:

Sioux City

712-222-6020

 

Sioux Center
712-222-6155

Denison
712-222-6104

Cherokee
712-222-6104


Le Mars
712-222-6020

Onawa
712-222-6262