Welcome to Audiology!
As an Educational Audiologist through the Educational Service Center of Lorain County (ESCLC), Carol Lepi serves the audiological needs of participating school districts in Lorain, Erie and Huron Counties. Her role and responsibilities as an educational audiologist encompasses being well informed on federal and state legislation related to audiology services for children birth to 21 years of age, having knowledge of the effects of hearing loss on communication and academic performance and the skills to interpret objective data to evaluate and monitor the effects of hearing loss and classroom acoustics.
Carol offers the following Services/Technical Assistance to participating school districts:
- Consultation to school district personnel about specific student needs (accommodations/modifications/amplification systems) related to a fluctuating or permanent hearing impairment that is in both ears (bilateral) or in one ear (unilateral);
- Diagnostic hearing evaluations through a referral process;
- Selection and fitting of student personal FM system;
- Assess a student's functional ability to access auditory information in the classroom which demonstrates a linkage of diagnostic information to educational services/ accommodations instruction to students and school personnel on the use and specific troubleshooting techniques of amplification systems (hearing aids, cochlear implants, soundfield systems and assistive listening devices);
- Analysis of classroom noise and modifications to improve the listening environment to insure acoustic accessibility; provide training on topics concerning hearing issues from prevention of hearing impairment to services provided to students with a hearing impairment; serve as a consultant dealing with auditory concerns to ETR/IEP teams; coordinates annual service contracts for audiometric equipment.
Participating school districts can access Carol's audiological services by contacting her at (440) 324-3178 ext.1255 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Housed at the Lorain County Early Learning Center
12079 Lagrange Road
LaGrange, Ohio 44050