A

A

A

A

A

Educational Audiologist

Educational Audiology services are provided through contract with Babcock LDP. Helen Maiden currently provides audiology support and is onsite 1 day a week. Helen is a qualified Teacher of the Deaf with an MSc in Educational Audiology, and BSL level 3. She has worked with deaf children and their families for over 20 years and has specialised as an Educational Audiologist for nearly 15 years

Helen works with students monitoring their ear health and levels of hearing, and carrying out test box checks of hearing aids and cochlear implant processors. Students are introduced to sounds and are supported to examine how these relate to the environment. Over time, they will gain an understanding of which sounds they can access and become familiar with their own audiogram. This is important for students as it gives them an understanding of their hearing levels, how their hearing loss affects them and helps them explain their level of deafness to those that can support them in future.

For further information on the role of the Educational Audiologist please see: http://www.educational-audiologists.org.uk/index.php