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Audiology service

Ko Taku Reo Audiology has one Audiologist based at the Sumner campus in Christchurch. Audiology services in Auckland are currently being coordinated from Ko Taku Reo’s Auckland campus, with support from Christchurch’s Audiologist. Services in Auckland are currently provided by local Auckland DHB Audiologists.

Our Senior Audiologist

Our present audiologist, Paul Peryman, trained in audiology at the University of Melbourne, Australia. He worked as Sole Charge Audiologist at Northland Base Hospital in Whangarei, New Zealand for four years before moving to his role at our Christchurch campus in 1987.

Paul's special interests and areas of experience include behavioral pediatric audiology, the assessment of speech perception in children, the fitting and adjustment of hearing aid/s for children, and parent/family/whānau guidance counseling and support.

He is a Full Member of the New Zealand Audiological Society (NZAS), and the NZAS Standards and Supervision Committees; and the founding editor of and contributor to the Bulletin of the NZAS.

Paul takes part in and has presented papers at conferences and also contributes to workshops and resource development at the Ida Institute in Denmark. He takes part in working groups convened by New Zealand’s Ministries of Health and Education; and is also involved in the supervision and training of students for the Master of Audiology postgraduate degree, and training of Teachers of the Deaf, both at the University of Canterbury.

The audiology office at our Christchurch operates Monday to Friday, 8.30 am -12.30 pm and 1.30 pm - 5.00 pm.

For more information please contact:

Paul Peryman
Senior Audiologist MNZAS
paul.peryman@kotakureo.school.nz

0800 332 369

Scope of Practice

Our audiology service offers a range of supports

Clinical — hearing assessment, hearing aid fitting and evaluation, monitoring of young child and student progress in listening and the perception of speech. The provision of resources, guidance, and support to children/students themselves and to their parents/family/whānau.

Resource development — Maintaining current knowledge of paediatric and educational audiology through literature review, and the production of suitable resources and training materials for children/students, their families, and associated professionals.

Training — Orientation of students training to become teachers of the Deaf and audiologists towards an appreciation of the world of the child and young person with hearing loss and the needs of their parents/families/whānau. The upskilling of professional colleagues in audiology and education.

The benefits of our audiology service

  • Specialisation in paediatric and educational audiology on the Enrolled School sites, in a team-oriented professional environment
  • Close links with Enrolled School Teachers of the Deaf, Resource Teachers of the Deaf, Ministry of Education Advisers on Deaf Children and DHB Audiology Services
  • Promotes the understanding and management of children and young people’s hearing and spoken communication needs, within a context of family-centred care and sensitivity to visual and sign language communication

Pre-School Residential Courses (PRC)

Paul is involved in the PRC courses that are currently run out of Christchurch 15 times a year. Paul spends time with children and their whanau undertaking in-depth hearing assessment, hearing aid fitting, and evaluation and monitoring of children while they are at the Christchurch campus. Paul also communicates and provides information back to the child’s local Audiologist.

Values

Our practice is guided by:

  • The Values of the New Zealand Audiology Society
  • Ko Taku Reo, Deaf Education New Zealand school values
  • Client Focused - The client is at the forefront of our work
  • Learning - We continue to grow our knowledge and understanding of hearing care best practice
  • Ethical - We act with honesty and integrity and are accountable for our actions
  • Respect - We work collaboratively, building mutually respectful relationships with clients and stakeholders

New Zealand Audiology Society

  • A strong commitment to Deaf bi-lingual and bi-cultural practice
  • Valuing Deaf cultural norms
  • Provide students with an environment where they can Belong, Grow, Choose, Excel
  • Access to resources and services students need to be happy and engaged learners
  • To have opportunities to be their best and become confident leaders of their own lives

Ko Taku Reo School Values