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Soundfield systems

Soundfield amplification systems are devices that amplify the teacher's voice in the classroom. The teacher's voice is able to be heard more easily over the background noise. Soundfield systems benefit all children in the classroom, including children with a hearing loss.

There are a number of systems available on the market. Discuss with your child's audiologist and teacher of the deaf about the one that will best suit your child's needs.

Rationale and use of sound field systems: An update by Carol Flexer 

Journal articles
The Use of Sound-Field Amplification Devices in Different Types of Classrooms
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, October 2011, Vol. 42, 395-407. doi:10.1044/0161-1461(2011/09-0080)

Speech Perception by Students With Cochlear Implants Using Sound-Field Systems in Classrooms
American Journal of Audiology, June 2004, Vol. 13, 62-72. doi:10.1044/1059-0889(2004/009)

The Impact of Sound-Field Systems on Learning and Attention in Elementary School Classrooms
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, August 2012, Vol. 55, 1163-1176. doi:10.1044/1092-4388(2011/11-0026)

Preschool Teachers' Perception and Use of Hearing Assistive Technology in Educational Settings
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, July 2013, Vol. 44, 239-251. doi:10.1044/0161-1461(2013/12-0038)

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