ISDB and Regional Student Service
The ISDB Audiologists provides comprehensive testing which includes:
- pure tone
- impedance audiometry
- speech audiometry
- visual reinforcement audiometry
- adjustment of hearing aids
- acoustical analysis of hearing aids
- real-ear measurement
- central auditory processing testing
- assistive listening devices
- otoacoustic emission testing
- auditory brainstem testing (ABR)
- auditory steady state response testing (ASSR)
- other specialized testing
Medicaid will be billed for the cost of ear molds and hearing aid repairs if the child is eligible on the date of service.
Hearing Screening Workshops
FM Auditory Trainer Consultations
Limited Audiological testing
If you would like more information on Outreach services contact one of our audiologists (information is provided below) or your regional consultant.
Open Clinic, upon referral
Children Ages Birth to Twenty-one
Open Clinic is on Tuesdays, Fall through Spring.
As a no-cost service, the ISDB audiologist conducts audiological evaluations upon referral. The referral source first contacts the Audiology Department secretary to refer the child. The parent or guardian then contacts the secretary to schedule and appointment. Because of its popularity, Open Clinic Appointments fill up quickly.
Who is a referral source?
ISDB Regional Staff
Local Education Association
Adult Child Development Center (ACDC)
Health and Welfare
Speech Language Pathologists
Other Professional Agencies
Criteria for referring students for Central Auditory Processing testing
Some children, although they have normal hearing when measured with traditional testing, cannot understand what they hear. these children who can hear the faintest of sounds, yet cannot make sense of the auditory input due to faulty nerve pathways between the ears and the brain.
Child must be 6 years or older
Normal mental ability
A speech/language assessment
Any other information (i.e.. ADD/ADHD;seizures;etc.)
Lions' Loaner Bank
ISDB houses the Lions' Loaner Hearing Aid bank for the state of Idaho. Through the generous support of Idaho Lion's Club , over 100 hearing aids are available for children ages 0-21 years. There are many different brands of aids. All of the aids are behind-the-ear hearing aids, but include linear, programmable and digital components. FM Auditory Trainers are also available for loan. The bank also includes bone-education aids.
The Aids are for Idaho residents. They are available for loan when a personal aid has been broken, or lost, until a replacement or repair has been made. The aids are also for new users to try different brands and styles to determine the most appropriate aid. In general, the aids are on loan for a one month period.
How to access the bank:
The local audiologist or regional teacher for the hearing impaired makes a request to the ISDB audiologist.
A complete audiogram is needed.
A signed loaner agreement is completed.
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