Mini-Course: Preparing for School-Entry


5 - Arranging Your Classroom for a Student with a Cochlear Implant

Reduction of background noise

A child with a cochlear implant may struggle to filter out background noise, making it difficult to concentrate on key information. Air conditioning units, fans, heaters, fish tanks, ticking clocks, and music all create background noise.

You may not even notice these sounds, but they can significantly hinder a child with a cochlear implant's ability to discern your voice and the voices of other children in the class.

Minimize background noise in the classroom as much as possible.

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