The Audiology Program through South Coast Education Service District (SCESD) provides, newborn screening follow-up, audiological evaluations, and educational audiology services, for children and students who live within Reedsport School District Boundaries, Coos County, and Curry County.
Students and children birth to 21 years (if still in high school) who live within Reedsport School District Boundaries, Coos County, and Curry County are eligible to receive services. Children who are home schooled or in private school setting may also receive services.
If parents, or any other referring party, have a concern about a child or student’s hearing, they may contact the program or school’s speech-language pathologist (SLP) or special education department. A child may then be referred to the SCESD audiologist for audiological services. Audiological testing is provided at the SCESD offices in Coos Bay and Gold Beach.
Referral for evaluation does not imply automatic eligibility. Each child’s audiological and developmental or academic needs will be evaluated by an IFSP/IEP team to determine the need for special education services from an SCESD Teacher of the D/HH and Audiologist.
There is no fee for the hearing evaluation or consultation. Parents may be responsible for the cost of hearing aids, ear molds, and hearing aid repairs. Alternative funding is sometimes available.