Does your deaf or hard of hearing child use an FM listening system in school?
What is an FM Listening System?
FM Listening Systems let teachers talk into a hand-held microphone, which transmits the sound of the teacher's voice directly to a deaf or hard of hearing child's hearing aid. This transmission happens on reserved radio spectrum 216-217 MHz. Many retailers of products for deaf and hard of hearing people carry personal FM systems.
Resources on FM Listening Systems
- Classroom FM Sound-Field Amplification Systems - This page lists the benefits of using an FM listening System, as found through research.
- Phonak FM Systems - Phonak, a manufacturer of hearing assistive devices, develops wireless FM systems.
- Teacher Tips - Hearing Aids/FM Systems - This page gives suggestions for maximizing the benefit of FM listening systems in the classroom.