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Make a Difference: Work with Deaf/Hard of Hearing Students

Educational Audiologist: Identifies hearing loss through diagnostic testing; guides students, families, and school teams during identification, diagnosis and habilitation of hearing loss; provides access through hearing assistive technology.

Teacher of the Deaf/Hard of Hearing: Teaches literacy, auditory, communication, and self-advocacy skills; supports students, families, and school teams to promote academic and social success.

Educational Sign Language Interpreter: Facilitates communication and access in the classroom using a sign language system that is familiar to the deaf/hard of hearing student.

If you are interested in working for one of Iowa’s AEAs in one of these fulfilling careers, contact Tori Carsrud at

An independent survey of educators conducted by Hanover Research showed that both urban and rural schools are very satisfied with Iowa’s AEAs services.