Northwest AEA

Hearing Services

The purpose of the Hearing Department is to provide quality audiological and educational support services to students, families and schools in Northwest AEA. The department provides audiology services for infants, preschoolers and school-age children. Itinerant teaching services are available for deaf and hard-of-hearing students.

Public schools are mandated by the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) to provide the following services:
- coordinate hearing screening programs
- provide community awareness about hearing
- conduct comprehensive hearing evaluations
- provide management for hearing aids and other assistive devices
- provide medical and community referrals
- assist in program placement
- provide therapy in the areas of speech reading, listening and hearing aid care
- participate in multidisciplinary team meetings
- counsel families about effects of hearing loss
- provide training to staff
- educate about noise pollution


Cindy Baird
Regional Facilitator Supervisor, Hearing & Vision
800/352-9040 Ext. 6021


To schedule a hearing appointment:

Sioux City

Sioux Center



Le Mars


AEA - Iowa Area Education Agencies. Partners in Education.
Administrative Office
1520 Morningside Ave.
Sioux City, IA 51106
P. 800-352-9040
F. 712-222-6123

It is the policy of Northwest Area Education Agency not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, creed, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and socioeconomic status in its educational programs and its employment practices. There is a grievance procedure for processing complaints of discrimination. If you have questions or a grievance related to this policy, please contact Jerome Schaefer, Equity Coordinator, 1520 Morningside Avenue, Sioux City, Iowa 51106, 712-222-6114.

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