Assistive Listening Device
Assistive listening devices are most effective for students with mild to moderate hearing loss. Assistive listening devices are required by law to be installed in any classrooms with public address system and more than 50 fixed seats. In classrooms without public address systems, the student often has a personal system for the instructor to use. Assistive listening devices come in many types. Most assistive listening systems are comprised of a microphone worn by the speaker and transmitter which is either connected to a sound system or sends radio or infrared signals to a receiver in earphones or hearing aids worn by the student. Most systems in college classrooms are FM systems as they are the easiest to install and aren't as sensitive to fluorescent lighting or electrical interference.
Related Functional Characteristics
Hearing Loss : Assistive listening devices are technologies designed to help students with hearing loss to hear more clearly without interference or the loss of intelligibility.
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