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Screenings, Assessments, and Educational Evaluations for Learners who are Deaf/Hard of Hearing

Functional Listening Evaluation

The purpose of this evaluation is to determine how listening abilities are affected by noise, distance, and visual input in a learner’s natural listening environment such as a classroom. The FLE can also be used as a validation tool to demonstrate the benefits of hearing assistance technology. It is designed to simulate listening ability in situations that are representative of typical classrooms and other settings than cannot readily be replicated in sound booth assessment. Ohio Hands and Voices provides more information on this evaluation.

To learn more about this topic, and earn professional development credit, log in to your OCALI ID account and watch the Functional Listening Evaluation: An Introduction and Administering the Functional Listening Evaluation: A How-To Module.