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No two students are alike — the
the solution spectrum
better grades through better hearing
they have different needs, different hearing level benefit
solution normal hearing, Distance from the teacher, noise,
abilities, different strengths. Yet they
general and and echo are common obstacles
share a need to understand the special education, to comprehension for all stu-
spectrum and ESL dents in almost every classroom.
information that’s being communi- Sound field amplification
overcomes the effects of these
cated to them. Indeed, most obstacles so kids can focus on
the maximum desirable learning rather than straining
noise level for learning children are required to spend to hear. It’s been shown in
is 35 decibels… numerous studies2,3,4 to improve
at least 45% of the school day
comprehension and test scores,
in listening activities.1 and reduce behavioral problems
and LD referrals.
At Phonic Ear, we offer a minimal Children with an auditory
hearing loss, processing disorder or slight
variety of products to meet
CAPD, and ADHD hearing loss (for example, a
students’ diverse listening needs. temporary loss caused by otitis
media or other infection)
Whether you’re working with have been shown to benefit
academically from sound
general education students, field or personal FM amp-
lification. These systems simply
ESL students, learning-disabled make it easier to understand or
focus on the teacher’s voice.
…but the noise level students, or students with hearing
in a typical classroom
moderate Students in your instruction
can easily measure loss, we’ve got a solution to help to profound who have more advanced hearing
60 decibels hearing loss loss — even those who wear
them succeed in school. These hearing aids — can greatly
benefit from an FM system. Our
hearing systems come in a variety of sound field systems, binaural
FM system, behind-the-ear FM
models and levels of sophistication,
system, or personal FM system
but all operate on the same principle: can help clarify the teacher’s
voice for better comprehension
source: Roeser, R.J., & Downs, M.P., ED. (1981). wireless transmission of sound and better grades.
Classroom acoustics, Auditory disorders in school children
cochlear implant While personal FM systems
(pp. 254-255) New York: Thieme-Stratton.
from the teacher’s mouth directly
users benefit children with cochlear
Berg, F.S. (1987). Facilitating classroom listening: a hand-
to the listener’s ear or to nearby implants, sound field amplifica-
book for teachers of normal and hard of hearing students.
Boston: College-Hill Press/Little, Brown. 2 Rosenberg, et al.,
tion — and toteable sound
Improving Classroom Acoustics, 1995. 3 Buonauro, New speakers. We’re happy to help you field in particular — is another
Methods for Success in LD Classrooms, 1994. 4 Zabel & means of improving their speech
Tabor, Effects of Sound Field Amplification on Spelling
Performance of Elementary School Children, 1993.
choose just the right system – ask us! comprehension in classrooms.