Going to school
At school, children’s ability to concentrate is challenged not only by the new information they get from the teacher, but also from background noise, their distance from the teacher, and the acoustics of the classroom. For a child with hearing loss, the challenge is much greater.
Even with excellent hearing aid technology, understanding speech consistently and clearly can sometimes be difficult in a busy classroom. Many schools use FM technology to help children with hearing loss (and even some children with listening difficulties but normal hearing) overcome the effects of distance and noise, so they can hear as much of the teacher’s voice as possible. With an Amigo FM system, the teacher wears a microphone to capture her voice, and the speech signal is then sent directly to the FM receiver attached to the child's hearing aids.
For students with hearing loss in a mainstream classroom setting, the small and discreet Oticon ConnectClip can make one-to-one communication easier in noisy settings or when listening at a distance, following the teacher in the classroom, hearing the coach on a field, or keeping up with a dance instructor. By simply having the teacher or instructor wear the Oticon ConnectClip, tweens and teens can now hear the speaker’s voice loud and clear, directly streamed to their Oticon Opn hearing aids – up to 65 feet away from the speaker!