Hour With The Expert For Students Who Are Deaf Or Hard Of Hearing

Audiology and COVID:What it Means for Students Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing


Session Dates

Monday December 07, 2020 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM - Webinar


This talk will summarize current evidence-based practice for audiologic management during the COVID-19 pandemic, with a focus on in person clinic visits. Habits for appropriate infection prevention will be reviewed. Amending barriers to communication for children with hearing impairment, including the impact of face masks (or other appropriate PPE), and considerations for assistive devices will also be addressed.

Participants will be able to:

  • Compile a brief overview of the current status and characteristics of pediatric cases of COVID-19 in the state of PA.
  • Define the best practices for providing safe and efficient audiologic management during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Assess the impact of physical and acoustic barriers to communication and determine the best method to overcome these barriers for children with hearing impairment.

Target Audience

Educational Sign Language Interpreters and Interveners who provide interpreting services in Pennsylvania K-12 classrooms.

Teachers of Students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing who have at least intermediate American Sign Language Skills.

Topics Covered: Deaf – Hard of Hearing

Reasonable efforts will be made to accommodate individuals who have special needs as addressed by the Americans with Disabilities Act and who need assistance at this event. Contact: Lorraine Byer at lbyer@pattan.net.

Event Info

Event Type:


Credit Type:

Act 48 Clock Hour
No credit


Elizabeth Haley Aud CCC-A

Event Contact:


Lorraine Byer


Sue Ann Houser