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 and the acoustics of the classroom. For a child with hearing loss, the challenge is much greater.
Even with hearing aids, speech can sometimes be difficult to "catch" in a busy classroom. FM technology is designed 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 FM system, the teacher wears a microphone to capture her voice, and the speech signal is then sent directly to the child's hearing aids. Flexible, high-performance FM solutions not only help with understanding the teacher loud and clear, but also classmates, audio from interactive whiteboards and other audio equipment in the classroom.