Ages 6-21 Professional Development Sessions

Introduction to Hearing Assistive Technologies

This course will present information about hearing assistive technology (personal FM/Rogers systems and classroom amplification systems) for deaf and hard of hearing students in the educational environment. Topics will include an introduction into classroom acoustics and effects of background noise and reverberation in a classroom, types of hearing assistive technologies, and the benefits and effective use of those technologies.

Checking Equipment

This workshop will provide an overview of how to check hearing aids, cochlear implants, and FM/Rogers systems to help ensure that schools are in legal compliance with the requirement to make sure these systems are functioning properly.

Hearing Aid and Cochlear Implant Troubleshooting

This workshop is focused on how to manage common issues associated with hearing aids and cochlear implants. Participants will learn how to identify individual components and understand their function. In addition, anatomy and physiology of the ear, how the hearing system works, and how amplification operates will also be discussed. Different types of amplification and accessory options will be explored. Participants will learn how to independently assess and apply a systemic approach to troubleshooting hearing technology. Resource materials and a step-by-step guidelines will be provided.

Individual Student Needs and Rationale for the Use of Hearing Assistive Technology

For student specific concerns and assistance identifying how to best provide support and document goals for an IEP or 504 related to the use of hearing assistive technology.