Our ASHA certified Doctor of Audiology is available on campus to perform hearing tests with children of all ages and levels of performance. Audiological services include, but are not limited to: performing listening checks and troubleshooting hearing devices; and monitoring performance of amplification devices and cochlear implants. The NYSD audiologist collaborates with outside audiologists and cochlear implant specialists, and participates in ongoing training regarding new technology and devices that augment hearing.
Hearing Aids, Cochlear Implants, and Amplification Devices
New York School for the Deaf is able to facilitate hearing aid repairs and new ear mold impressions for students as a fee-for-service option. When a student needs new ear molds or has a broken hearing aid, the audiologist will send a form home for the parents to complete and return with payment. Upon receipt of payment, the service will be performed. The parents will be notified when the ear molds arrive or the hearing aid is returned from the repair shop.
If a student needs a loaner hearing aid, the audiologist will send a Loaner Hearing Aid Contract to the parents. The parents must sign the form before the student can be assigned a loaner hearing aid. The contract states that the parents are financially responsible for the loaner hearing aid, including the cost of the ear molds and batteries used with the aid.