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Advice On FM Systems ‘Versus’ Soundfields

By Team IDK | November 5, 2010

One of IDK’s most-received questions is, “Which system is better for a deaf child to use at creche/school, a (personal) FM system, or a soundfield?”

This article, “FM Systems ‘versus’ Soundfields“, from the American Speech-Hearing Association (ASHA), gives great insights into the pros/cons of each.

Follow the links below to establish how your child can obtain a personal FM system, or a soundfield, to use on-site at their creche, preschool or school.

Further Reading

Teacher Question: Sourcing A Soundfield System

Soundfields Explained in IDK article, “Hearing On One Side Only”

Hearing-Aids – background information

Cochlear Implants – what they do

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