CESA #4, based in West Salem (La Crosse area), Wisconsin, is seeking a full-time Educational Audiologist. This is a 190 day contract with full benefits. The Educational Audiologist will work closely with CESA #4 Deaf and Hard of Hearing teachers and provide audiological support to students with documented hearing loss. The audiologist evaluates student's audio-grams and provides recommendations on hearing technology needs as well as educates teachers and students in the use of hearing technology in the classroom. The audiologist works with school staff to ensure auditory access to their educational environment. They effectively consult with various educational staff to identify the audiological needs of students with hearing loss and determine supports necessary for success.
Applicants should have excellent written communication, verbal communication, and interpersonal skills.
- Understands the procedures necessary to identify hearing loss in children, including pure tone audiometric screening, tympanograms, otoacoustic emissions, other electrophysiological measurements, and newborn hearing screening criteria.
- Understands assessment measures, speech reception and word recognition testing, differential diagnosis of auditory disorders, and knowledge of the diagnosis of central auditory disorders.
- Knowledge of the use of hearing aids, cochlear implants, FM equipment (including use and troubleshooting) in an educational setting.
- Knowledge of the procedures to evaluate and provide hearing technology to children in school settings and to select, evaluate, and fit classroom technology based on current options.
- Able to train educational staff, students, and support personnel to monitor hearing technology, classroom acoustics, and environmental accommodations so students are able to maximize use of their residual hearing.
- Maintains accurate records and provides documentation in a professional, efficient, and accountable manner.
- Utilizes strong organizational skills and flexibility to establish and maintain appropriate schedules consultation, identification of students with hearing loss, assessment, and FM monitoring.
- Engages in professional development to stay current on researched-based instructional strategies and services, and seeks additional resources and assistance as needed to meet the individualized needs of students.
- Requires travel to various school sites.
- Performs other duties as assigned.