Top Ten Tips for Making a Classroom Accessible Donna L. Sorkin, M.A., Vice President, Consumer Affairs, Cochlear Americas [email protected] Agenda. 1. Why does my child need FM? 2. What are the different types of FM ? How can we optimize performance with a personal FM?
Normal hearing children and adults
Word recognition up-close in quiet
Word recognition with distance &noise
Adapted from Johnson 1996
Personal Soundfield FM
**Consider additional “Pass around” mic
*SNR=Signal to noise ratio
What tips can you give me to achieve the best results when using a personal FM system with my child's cochlear implant and/or hearing aid?
For either CI or hearing aid user:
*Signal to Noise Ratio
Tile floors carpeting, tennis balls on chair legs
Temporary Classrooms (trailers) move to regular classroom
Less than best ceiling option install highest rating acoustical tile
Large rooms small rooms
Room design address shape, design
Any space install acoustical panels
What tips should we give the mainstream classroom teacher about working with our child? We don’t want to overwhelm her but can you identify some items for her/him that will really make a difference for our child?
These strategies help every child perform better about working with our child? We don’t want to overwhelm her but can you identify some items for her/him that will really make a difference for our child?
Troubleshooting Guide for sound processors