Educational Audiologists are hired or contracted by school districts throughout Colorado. They provide comprehensive support and management to children with listening and/or hearing difficulties, birth through high school graduation. Responsibilities include management of early childhood and school hearing screening programs, assessment and management of auditory disorders, determination and management of hearing instrumentation devices, provision of auditory habilitation activities, management of hearing conservation programs, and counseling and training for school staff and parents. Educational audiologists are the professionals uniquely qualified to ensure that all students have adequate access to auditory information in the learning environment.
CDE Guidelines/Support Documents/ECEA Regulations/National Guidance Documents
The Colorado Rules for the Administration of the Exceptional Children’s Educational Act (ECEA) defines the criteria for identifying a student with a hearing disability. Educational audiologists are a vital part of the team to make this determination. In addition, educational audiologists are key members of a multidisciplinary team to assess and manage auditory processing deficits.
- Audiology Services - Standards of Practice for Education (PDF)
- Auditory Process Deficits: A Team Approach to Screening, Assessment & Intervention Practices (PDF)
- Early Childhood Hearing Screening Guidelines (PDF)
- IEP Form: Hearing Disability (MSWord)
- EAA Professional Practices (PDF)
- ASHA Guidelines
- 2010 Guidelines - Cls + FMs (PDF)
CDE Services/Support Programs
- Colorado FM Loan Bank Policies and Procedures (PDF)
- Listserv for Educational Audiologists
- To join this listserv, send an email to Ruth Mathers at 303-866-6909
Employment and Professional Information
For more information about services for students who are deaf or hard of hearing, please contact: