Mini-Course: Preparing for School-Entry


4 - Teaching a Child with a Cochlear Implant

Listening support strategies: FM systems

FM systems improve the listening conditions in the classroom for a child with a cochlear implant by bringing the clear voice of the speaker directly to the child.

FM systems have two parts:
  • A microphone, which is worn by the teacher on a cord or clip near the mouth and
  • A frequency-tuned receiver
There are two types of receivers: personal and sound field systems.
  • Personal receivers are worn by the child and are tuned to work with their cochlear implant.
  • Sound field systems use a receiver positioned near the child or throughout the classroom.
Refer to the FM systems information sheet for more details.

To visualize what a personal FM and sound field system look like, watch the video below.

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