ERIC Number: ED335835
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Improving the Monitoring and Maintenance of Hearing Aids for Preschool and School Age Deaf and Hearing Impaired Children by Training School Personnel, Parents, and Students.
Guillory, Joseph A.
This practicum was designed to improve the monitoring and maintenance of hearing aids and auditory trainers used by preschool and school-age deaf and hearing-impaired children, through inservice training of speech pathologists, teachers, parents, and students. The training focused on correct monitoring and maintenance procedures and the identification of malfunctioning or nonfunctioning equipment. Fourteen different inservice training programs were provided as well as individual inservice training over an 8-month period. As a result, a total of 124 hearing aids and auditory trainers were checked on a daily basis with several malfunctions immediately identified and repaired. Appendices include an unlabeled diagram of hearing aids and auditory trainer, a hearing aid and auditory trainer monitoring and maintenance pass/fail checklist, policies and procedures for hearing aid and auditory trainer monitoring and maintenance, a list of supplies, and a hearing aid and auditory trainer performance checklist. Includes 26 references. (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Ed.D. Practicum II Report, Nova University.