Families find FM systems invaluable for children with hearing-devices during a typical day, whether that’s learning in a classroom or playing sports on a field (or ice, in this case).
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Noah’s mother, Maria Elena Powell, says:
“I can be in the kitchen and he can be upstairs in his bedroom and I can talk to him. I usually don’t wear it around the house. But I can talk to him [if I want].”
Younger children in particular benefit from FM systems (radio aids) as they travel between different settings, for example from the kitchen to the garden, or from home to preschool.
One family tells their story in this video:
With modern learning environments consisting of floor or seating areas or pods of desks to inspire student interaction, play, flexibility and communication, FM systems can mean students with hearing or sensory issues get to hear the teacher like everyone else.