A Welcome to Our Newest Customers from NJPA

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The National Joint Powers Alliance is an organization dedicated to facilitating positive relationships and efficient purchases between their over 50,000 members across North America and their carefully selected vendors. NJPA is a trusted asset to their members, who are made up of education-related, government, and nonprofit entities.

We are proud to have been awarded this prestigious contract with NJPA and look forward to serving our expanded customer base throughout North America.

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New Product: Introducing the Simeon 625 Microphone

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We are excited to introduce our newest boom microphone, the Simeon 625. Similar in design to the Simeon 624 microphone, the Simeon 625 includes the additional feature of a removable cable.

Features of the Simeon 625 microphone:

  • Premium lightweight directional boom microphone with detachable cable and carry case
  • Cable detachable with convenient snap-fit connector
  • Comes with spare standard-length (100cm) cable
  • Optional replacement cable lengths available
  • Ultra-light spring-metal frame
  • Hygienic metal windscreen
  • Upgraded cable quality and gold-plated connector

Benefits of the Simeon 625 Microphone:

  • easy replacement of broken and/or degraded cables
  • ability to use a shorter cable with the microphone for those wearing the pendant microphone around their neck, or to reduce excess slack on the cable
  • ability to use the longer cable to place the pendant or body worn microphone onto a desk and remain comfortably hands-free
  • use of a longer cable for taller users

The Simeon 625 microphone can be used with any of our sound field systems, or with personal FM transmitters (e.g. Digisystem, Contego) or personal amplification systems (e.g. Simeon VoiceOver).

If you have any additional questions regarding this microphone, please feel free to contact us at Info@SimeonCanada.com or by phone at 1-800-732-8804

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Using Classroom Amplification in a Universal Design Model to Enhance Hearing and Listening

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Using Classroom Amplification in a Universal Design Model to Enhance Hearing and Listening

Looking for an article to read? We have one from Dr. Pam Millett who has worked as an educational audiologist for 22 years. She uses her expertise to consult with school boards and the Ontario Infant Hearing Program. The article is in partnership with the Literacy and Numeracy Secretariat whose goal is to give educators access to articles about current research on classroom instruction and learning.

This article covers the topic of implementing the principles of Universal Design (UD) in classroom amplification. UD is an approach wherein accommodations can be used to benefit as many people as possible. Dr. Millett uses the example of a ramp being built at a school, which benefits not only those using wheelchairs, but also parents using strollers or people using walkers. The article discusses how we can use UD when considering solutions for classroom amplification issues.

If you’ve read some of our previous articles or have been following our Twitter campaign, you’ll already know that sound field systems can benefit all students in the classroom, not just those with hearing loss. Dr. Millett goes into more detail about the ways in which students are put at a disadvantage by poor classroom amplification and the ways in which sound field systems can mitigate these issues.

You can read Dr. Millett’s full paper here.

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The Benefits of Sound Field Systems

 

Just in case you missed it, we recently finished up a Twitter campaign on the benefits of sound field systems. These facts come directly from our an article mentioned in one of our older posts, that you can view in its entirety here.

These facts let people know about all the different ways sound field amplification can benefit its user. This particular campaign targets the benefits within a classroom setting; however, the benefits of sound field amplification are not limited to the classroom and extends to a variety of settings.

Feel free to share these facts! Or tweet us some of the benefits you think of!

 

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Supportive Hearing Systems App

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The Supportive Hearing Systems app is now available for both Apple and Android devices in the App Store and Google Play, respectively.

Get inside access to updates, videos, resources, manuals and more from Supportive Hearing Systems. Created as an on-the-go tool for those who may prefer to use an app to access materials.


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LEARN

– Use our resource materials and instructional videos to quickly set up your system and perform any needed troubleshooting
– Access to all system manuals
– Keep up to date with our blog and receive push notifications when new posts are added!
– Interested in the research behind our systems? Articles are available for your use

INTERACT

– Share any interesting blog posts via Facebook and/or Twitter
– Fill out evaluation request forms for any trialing equipment
– Fill out service request forms for shipping in equipment needing repair
– Access to automated evaluation reports! Have equipment on trial and want to know more information? This feature gives you quick access to our records. If you haven’t signed up for this feature, please contact us to do so.

CONTACT

– All our contact information is available within the app, including contact info for our Western Territory Representative
– Contact form is available within the app, so you can contact us easily when needed

Everything you need from Supportive Hearing Systems at your fingertips!

Watch the Supportive Hearing Systems App Demo Video Below

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New Research Articles and Resources

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We have a number of new links to research articles in our Research and Innovation section.

These include an updated Sound Field Amplification Summary detailing the efficacy of sound field amplification for children and adults. We have also included a document on the Benefits of Sound Field systems for those who may want a quick guide to inform clients, teachers, and parents about the benefits of a system.

 

 

For those working in the classroom, we have also included a number of studies dedicated to exploring the listening environments of the classroom and how these conditions can be improved.

Please take a look at these new research articles and we hope you learn something new!

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Audita video clips

Soundfield amplification is such an asset in classrooms that teachers want to take their systems to different locations, use them in different spaces, share them with other teachers, and connect them to all sorts of audio devices and other media. ClassGen01

This is especially easy with Audita, which is totally portable and can be used in so many different ways. Teachers really appreciate the endless connection possibilities, and the speech-activated voice priority feature when giving presentations. 

We partnered with Walden Design to develop three short new videos to help teachers get the best out of their Audita soundfield. The aim was to illustrate simply why we use Audita, how to use it in your classroom, and what it’s capable of beyond helping to hear the teacher.

Audita Audio Demonstration

  • shows the difference amplification makes in typical classroom noise and room reverberation. You will also hear the difference between using a boom mic and a pendant mic, for those who need convincing!

Getting Started with Audita Video

  • is a simple how-to for anyone using Audita for the first time. In less than five minutes you will see everything you need to know to use your Audita, charge the batteries and get the best from the Simeon microphones.

Making Connections with Audita Video

  • is a little more detailed for those who want to use their Audita to its fullest potential. This video will show you how to connect tablets or whiteboard to Audita, interface personal FM systems, and use an Omnipanel speaker to amplify surprisingly large spaces.

 

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