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Audiological Services

Our team of audiologists provide services for all MOSD students, as well as outside clients of any age. Cochlear implants, BAHAs, and BTE hearing aids are all serviced by our staff.

As part of their enrollment, MOSD children receive comprehensive audiological evaluations, including speech perception testing to monitor their listening progress over time. Cochlear implant mapping and hearing aid fine tuning is also offered to each family. 

The audiologists at MOSD perform daily listening checks of hearing aids and perform hearing aid maintenance as needed. They are on site every day to troubleshoot cochlear implant and hearing aid issues so that our MOSD children don't miss a sound. They also provide daily aural habilitation (listening therapy) to our school children to help each child maximize their listening skills. Goals specific to each child's listening needs are established to take them from the basics of sound detection to high level auditory processing tasks. 

MOSD audiologists work as a team with MOSD speech-language pathologists and teachers to help each child reach their educational, speech, language, and auditory goals. 

Audiological Services - Speech and Hearing Center of the Mid-South

MOSD audiologists provide a number of additional services to adults and children in our community including:

  • Comprehensive audiological testing for children and adults
  • Hearing aid programming and troubleshooting
  • Real-ear measurements
  • Earmold provision
  • Diagnostic OAE (inner ear) and tympanometry (middle ear) screening
  • Aural habilitation therapy (auditory training or listening therapy)
  • Cochlear implant mapping and troubleshooting - Cochlear, Med-El, and Advanced Bionics
  • Pre-operative assessment & counseling for cochlear implant and osseointegrated hearing aid candidacy
  • Osseointegrated hearing aid programming & troubleshooting for both the Cochlear Baha family of devices and the Oticon Ponto family of devices

Cochlear Implant Mapping

The audiologists at MOSD have provided mapping services to over 100 cochlear implant patients and have over 20 years of combined CI programming experience. MOSD audiologists, Dr. Elizabeth Domico, Au.D. and Dr. Rachel Lunsford, Au.D., provide services to MOSD dayschool children as well as pediatric and adult clients through our outpatient clinic. Our audiologists program all three FDA approved manufacturers (Advanced Bionics, Cochlear, & Med-El.).

On-site cochlear implant programming at MOSD is especially beneficial to our preschool children. MOSD students receive cochlear implant mapping and monitoring on-site. It allows the teachers, speech-language pathologists, and the audiologists to evaluate and refine a child's speech processor program to achieve maximum benefit. Many of these children are experiencing hearing for the FIRST time in their lives. During these sessions, children learn to use the auditory information provided through the cochlear implant in order to learn to listen and to talk. Cooperative planning between the medical and educational settings is essential in ensuring the success of these children. Memphis Oral School for the Deaf is committed to providing educational resources to the medical community and providing each child with a world class auditory-oral education.

In 1990, the FDA authorized cochlear implantation for children with severe to profound hearing loss. Currently, children as young as 12 months of age receive cochlear implants, usually in both ears. The cochlear implant bypasses the damaged area of the inner ear, directly stimulates the auditory nerve and provides hearing sensations to those deaf children who do not benefit from conventional hearing aids.  

Memphis Oral School for the Deaf can provide educational backup and outreach services to any child with a cochlear implant in the Mid-South area. Cochlear implant mapping and monitoring services are also available on an out-patient basis for children not attending MOSD. We are committed to providing educational resources to the medical community.

For further information on MOSD's audiological services, please contact one of our on-site audiologists:

Elizabeth Domico, Au.D., CCC-A, FAAA
(901) 531-6728

Rachel Lunsford, Au.D., CCC-A
(901) 531-6729

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