Audiology/Speech Therapy Services and Equipment:
Hearing and Balance Centers at the Elks
Comprehensive hearing and balance services including: speech therapy, hearing aids, cochlear implants, otoacoustic emissions, evoked potential testing, tinnitus evaluations, central auditory processing evaluations, and pediatric support group. For more information please contact local offices:
Idaho Assistive Technology Project
Regional Centers for handbooks, catalogs and video about assistive technology devices.
Idaho State University
Used Equipment Exchange Program helps to find free/low cost equipment. Click here for information.
Advocacy Services to refer and obtain legal services through Comprehensive Advocacy, Inc. (Co-Ad)
Low interest loan program designed to help finance assistive technology devices
Offers speech therapy services and evaluations for adults and children. ISU's program is fully accredited by the American Speech, Language and Hearing Association (ASHA). There are two locations:
Pocatello--Contact Judy Jones (208)282-3495
Boise--Contact Kristin Negilski (208)373-1725
Southwest Idaho Ear Nose and Throat, P. A. provides several services including: nasal and sinus disorder, ear disease and hearing loss, voice and swallowing disorders, pediatric ENT and cochlear implants.
Organizations/Support Group Resources:
Alexander Graham Bell
National Alexander Graham Bell Association advocates independence through listening and talking.
Cued Speech is a visual communication system. Mouth movements of speech combined with hand cues make all the sounds (phonemes) of spoken language look different. For more information contact: Susie Jones-
American Sign Language
The Idaho Council for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing provides a comprehensive list of local educational programs, private tutors and home-based study materials to assist with American Sign Language.
The Advanced Bionics Corporation develops implantable, high-technology neurostimulation devices; specifically, cochlear implants. They support physicians, clinicians and patients through scientific research, technology development, and education.
Cochlear manufactures two different implantable devices, cochlear implants and bone conductors. They support physicians, clinicians and patients through scientific research, technology development, and education
Council for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
The council supports individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing to have an equal opportunity to participate as independent citizens of Idaho. The council consists of a 9-member governor appointed board. The duty of the council is to increase awareness, advocate for equal access, provide information and referral, monitor consumer protection, recommend public policies and programs, conduct research, and submit reports to the Governor and policymakers.
Deaf Center of Idaho
The Deaf Center of Idaho is in the process of being developed with the aim to give individuals and families who are deaf or hard of hearing a place for interaction and support.
Lauren Clerc National Deaf Education Center
The Clec Center is mandated by Congress to develop, evaluate, and distribute curricula, instructional techniques and strategies, and materials. The goal of the Clerc Center is to improve the quality of education for deaf and hard of hearing children and youth.
Hands and Voices
Hands & Voices is a nationwide non-profit organization dedicated to supporting families and their children who are deaf or hard of hearing, as well as the professionals who serve them. They are a parent-driven, parent/professional collaborative group that is unbiased towards communication modes and methods. http://www.handsandvoices.org/ http://www.handsandvoices.org/chapters/idaho.htm
This is a public health program designed to ensure that “eye and vision care becomes an integral part of infant wellness care to improve achild’s quality of life”. Under this program, member optometrists provide acomprehensive infant eye assessment within the first year of life (preferablybetween six and twelve months of age) as a no cost public health service.For more information, visit their website: www.infantsee.org or call their tollfreenumber: (888) 396-3937. To find a provider in your area, use the“Locator” icon on the home page, or call the toll-free number.
Idaho Educational Services for the Deaf and the Blind Contact Information:
Director of Outreach
1450 Main Street
Gooding, Idaho 83330
208.934.4457 Voice and TTY