Posts Tagged ‘Hearing Assistive Technology’

Fall Online Workshop Series about Hearing Loss

Here is a link to share with your SLPs, Special Education Teachers, AI Teachers, and Early Interventionists who work with children with Hearing Loss (0-8 years) Fall 2015 Online Workshop Series by Smart Ears FOR MORE INFO ON ALL OUR WORKSHOPS & TO REGISTER, GO TO http://smart-ears.com/workshops.html

Does He Really Need an FM? – Part IV

Yes! He really does need an FM!  Now what?  Before purchasing that FM system, you may want to complete a trial with the student.  ESC Region 13’s Assistive Technology Preview Center is here to help.  Our motto is “Try before you buy”.  We have a limited number of FM systems available for short term loan […]

Does He Really Need an FM? – Part III

In addition to being able to hear speech in a classroom, the added critical component of course is being able to understand that speech.  Speech recognition in noise is a skill that is developed by about 6th grade.  Adults with normal hearing score better on speech understanding in noise than children with normal hearing.  Children […]

Does He Really Need an FM? – Part II

As previously stated, the three common obstacles to a clear speech signal reading the person with hearing loss are: Distance, Reverberation and Noise.  Let’s take a quick look at each of these and how FM systems mitigate these effects. Distance. By wearing a microphone (transmitter), the teacher’s voice is made to sound as if it […]

Does He Really Need an FM? – Part I

Hearing technology today is better than ever with digital hearing aids and cochlear implants. They give the wearer tailored access to the sounds of speech.  So if a student has this great hearing aid, cochlear implant or BAHS, why does he need an FM system?  These personal amplification devices are designed to amplify the sounds […]

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