Audiology and Hearing Support Services
Beaver Valley Intermediate Unit
The Audiology/Hearing Support Program at the Beaver Valley Intermediate Unit provides specially designed instruction to students with hearing loss that directly interferes with the development of language and communication and impacts their ability to achieve educational potential. The goal of this program is to effectively educate students with hearing loss, to the greatest extent possible, in regular education environments.
Audiological Services provides evaluations to children in Beaver County. Evaluations are provided for infants/preschool through school age children to assist in determining the nature, severity, and educational implications of an existing and/or new found hearing loss. Recommendations are then given to the student’s team which may include appropriate instructional strategies, environmental accommodations, and appropriate amplification.
This service is conducted in compliance with the Department of Health requirements for students enrolled in BVIU programs or in district programs by as mandated by the state of Pennsylvania through the district building school nurses.
Hearing Support Services
Hearing support service providers are certified teachers of the deaf/hard of hearing. They provide instruction and support for students with hearing loss in developing speech reading, literacy, developing auditory language, and self-advocacy skills, as well as academic support in an inclusive educational program.
The Audiology Department and Hearing Support Program personnel support and serve all 14 school districts in Beaver County. Audiology and Hearing Support staff also serve the students of New Horizon School directly. Click here for the Audiology and Hearing Support Staff Contact Information.
Request for Services
School districts may click here to make a student referral to our Deaf/Hard of Hearing Support Program.
Click here to see some of the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Deaf/Hard of Hearing issues and how these issues are handled by the Audiology/Hard of Hearing Support Program operated by the Beaver Valley Intermediate Unit (BVIU).