Educational Audiology

  • Joy Rosenberg
  • Katy Mitchell

BATOD Foundation

Abstract / Introduction

An Educational Audiologist fulfils the unique role of providing expertise and liaison between education and  health professionals, to improve outcomes for children and young people who are deaf (CYPD) and provide families and other professionals with timely, empowering, ongoing support to meet the needs of their child.

Aims of this MESHGuide are to

  • increase understanding of the role of an Educational Audiologist

  • highlight its importance as part of an educational authorities’ provision for CYPD.

  • provide information about training and professional registration requirements to those considering career options, particularly in the UK

  • highlight research contributions to the field written by educational audiologists which can be found amongst various following subject headings, in particular ‘Dissertations’

The level of Educational Audiology input and duties varies widely between different countries and between different areas within countries such as in the UK.This MESHGuide is authored largely from the UK perspective, while resources from other countries are included where possible. It is hoped that this MESHGuide will enable Services supporting CYPD to consider their provision and its development.

Strength of Evidence

Further research and data collection would be beneficial to consider the role of the Educational Audiologist across local authorities in the UK. There is much variation in terms of the Educational Audiology time provided in different authorities and how this relates to the size of the authority and the number of deaf children supported. Further research would no doubt show that provision is not equitable across the UK, with some areas benefiting from significantly more Educational Audiology time than others.

Transferability across countries and settings

Information relating to Educational Audiology internationally has been provided in this guide. The focus on training and most dissertation studies are related to research in the UK.

Date of publication
8 Jun 2021
Date of revision
8 Jun 2022
Online community link

There are various online forums for Auditory Verbal therapists on platforms such as Facebook. The governing body of Auditory Verbal therapists is AG Bell.

There are various online forums for Teachers of the Deaf and parents of deaf children, in the UK and other parts of the world.  BATOD manages an email forum

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