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Educational Audiology

Educational audiology is considered a subspecialty of audiology, wherein an audiologist generally works in the school system as a member of the educational team, serving students ranging in age from 3 to 21 years (Part B of the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act [IDEA]). Prior to age 3, children with special needs are served by an early intervention team (Part C of IDEA), which may or may not include an educational audiologist. Educational audiologists provide a wide range of services, including arranging traditional screening and diagnostic audiology activities, working as educational coordinators, providing support for educators, providing direct habilitation services, working as a consultant on a variety of areas, providing counseling and guidance to parents and teachers, troubleshooting and consulting on amplification and hearing assistive ...

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