Conducts diagnostic testing which includes comprehensive audiological evaluations, tympanometry, acoustic reflex testing, otoacoustic emissions, auditory brainstem response testing, electroacoustic analysis and real ear speech mapping for hearing aids, for current and prospective MSD students and state-wide local education agencies (LEAs). Prescribes, fits, and monitors hearing aids and FM systems for students as appropriately indicated. Makes ear impressions and provides custom earmolds and hearing protection ear pieces. Advises LEA personnel, students, parents, and MSD staff on: hearing loss, the audiological and educational evaluation process, treatment protocols, recommendations, assistive listening devices, communication needs, referrals for speech-language evaluations, and considerations for educational goals and placement, as well as medical issues related to the ears. Participates in the development and review of student’s Audiological and Educational Evaluations and Individual Education Plans (IEPs). Travels state-wide to: conduct student and classroom observations; provide in-services and workshops, and provide recommendations as a member of the Resource Center’s Deaf Education Consultant Team. Supervises the Audiology Assistant’s duties, which include hearing aid cleanings, repairs, maintenance, listening checks, organization of accounts, documentation of the hearing aid loaner bank and FM system lease programs. Oversees and develops audiological resources for state-wide LEAs, MSD staff, students, and parents. Performs hearing screenings as required and other related duties as assigned.
ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence. Board Certified or board eligible, American Academy of Audiology. Clinical Doctorate (Au.D.) or Ph.D. Proficient in American Sign Language (ASL) with effective communication skills. Five years audiologist experience preferred, educational audiologist experience required.
Missouri provides a well –rounded educational program for the deaf children of the state through the facilities and services of the Missouri School for the Deaf. The Missouri Legislature established MSD in 1851, and it is the oldest state supported school of its kind west of the Mississippi River.
Separate facilities are provided for elementary, junior high and senior high school students, and... occupy a campus of nearly 90 acres. Students are prepared for the world of work and for post-secondary education opportunities, according to each individual’s potential. MSD graduates are self-supporting deaf men and women who live and work in all parts of the state and through out the nation.
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) is the national professional, scientific, and credentialing association for 191,500 members and affiliates who are audiologists; speech-language pathologists; speech, language, and hearing scientists; audiology and speech-language pathology support personnel; and students.