Audiologists are hearing health professionals with expertise in assessing and treating a broad range of hearing and balance disorders in people of all ages.
At any given point in the school year,
elementary school students have temporary, mild hearing loss (from middle ear fluid or infections).
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CLASSROOM AUDIO DISTRIBUTION DEVICE
While not a substitute for good classroom acoustics, classroom audio distribution devices ensure an even distribution of sound.
A classroom audio distribution device uses a microphone to amplify the teacher’s voice using speakers throughout the classroom. Sound field systems can improve the learning environment for all students, not just those with hearing loss.
An audiologist can help you determine whether a classroom audio distribution device is appropriate for your classroom and work with the school to ensure the system is evaluated regularly.
GOOD CLASSROOM ACOUSTICS
• help children hear and understand their teachers and peers
• lead to improved academic performance, attention, comprehension, classroom behavior and overall sense of well-being
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