Using hearing assistive technology for students

Research shows hearing assistive technology is vital for maximizing a child’s listening and language potential.  It is usually an accommodation for students with hearing loss to access instruction during school.  However, general and special education teachers may be unfamiliar with common hearing assistive technology such as personal FM systems.  We invite you to share this CID Quick Tip video to answer teachers’ general questions about personal FM systems. They’ll be sure to thank you!

Jennifer Manley served as a classroom teacher for students ages 3 to 12 at CID – Central Institute for the Deaf. She currently works in professional development giving presentations on auditory development and is co-author of CID SPICE for Life, an auditory learning curriculum and author of the 2nd edition of CID SPICE.

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  1. Giannina
    Giannina says:

    This is a great video. Thanks for sharing!
    I came across an article about the effects of using FM systems + Hearing aids in homes and in classrooms to maximize students hearing potential.
    In the study, speech perception, speech production and receptive vocabulary were assessed. The results found that FM+HA use proved to benefit children with hearing loss as a means to acquire language in the classroom and at home. They had more access to language and incidental learning, which is how children learn and acquire language.
    The ability to hear speech using Hearing Aids alone can be challenging for some students because of background noise and reverberation. Background noise, reverberation, and SNR can distort the incoming signals and students often find it difficult to discriminate speech.

    Very brief summary. If you are interested in the article, I posted the link:


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