Student Services

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


Wendy Consoli
Deaf Educator
Association Website
American Speech Language and Hearing Association (ASHA)
American Academy of Audiology (AAA)
Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf
Boys Town National Research Hospital
Children with Disabilities
Children's Hearing Institute (CHI)
Ear Surgery
Hands & Voices
Hawk-I (Healthy Kids in Iowa)
National Association of the Deaf (NAD)
National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD)
Nebraska Relay
Northeast Regional Program 
Parent friendly webinars that explain the guide
Hearing Loss Competency Skills Checklist
Guide to College Planning for Hearing-Impaired Students