Hearing Services and Resources

The purpose of the Hearing Department is to provide quality educational support services to students, families and schools in South Sioux City Community Schools. 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:

Wendy Consoli
Deaf Educator
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Association Website
American Speech Language and Hearing Association (ASHA) www.asha.org
American Academy of Audiology (AAA) www.audiology.org
Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf www.agbell.org
Boys Town National Research Hospital www.babyhearing.org
Children with Disabilities www.nichcy.org
Children's Hearing Institute (CHI) www.childrenshearing.org
Ear Surgery www.earsurgery.org
Hands & Voices www.handsandvoices.org
Hawk-I (Healthy Kids in Iowa) www.hawk-i.org
National Association of the Deaf (NAD) www.nad.org
National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) www.nidcd.nih.gov
OtiKids www.otikids.com
Nebraska Relay www.nebraskarelay.com
Northeast Regional Program https://sites.google.com/site/nerpne/home 
Parent friendly webinars that explain the guide
Hearing Loss Competency Skills Checklist http://www.cehd.umn.edu/DHH-Resources/Transition-Guide/resources/HearingLossCompetencySkills.pdf
Guide to College Planning for Hearing-Impaired Students https://www.bestcolleges.com/resources/college-planning-for-deaf-and-hard-of-hearing-students/