Audiology Support Program
The Delaware County Intermediate Unit provides audiological evaluations for babies and pre-school children referred through Early Intervention programs, as well as school-age children through the referral process.
The department provides workshops and is available for consultation for families, teachers, administrators and school nurses. Audiologists are available to train school nurses to perform general hearing screenings. Our department maintains a loaner bank of amplification equipment that is accessible to all hearing impaired students in the county for whom this hearing technology is recommended within the IEP or Chapter 15 Plan.
DCIU audiologists are also available for Auditory Processing Evaluations by request of the school district. This evaluation may include a review of records, classroom observation, audiological and Auditory Processing assessments and a comprehensive report. The audiologist is available to attend meetings and provide in-service to staff as well.
Christy Hiergeist, Program Supervisor