Hearing Accessibility News
Tune in to the latest buzz in hearing accessibility news across North America! Get ready to explore the fascinating world of soundfield systems, unravel topics of vocal fatigue, and delve into the profound impact technology has on the students learning journey.
From innovative technologies to insightful studies, we’re here to bring you a blend of information and news. Whether you’re an audiologist, educator, or student, enjoy as we dive into articles or studies on all things hearing accessibility related.
Year 3 BCE student’s courageous story makes everyone stop and listen this World Hearing Day
Catholicleader.com.au of Australia provided a motivational read about student Charlie Davis at age eight. Davis experienced a traumatic head injury that negatively impacted areas of his hearing. Charlie delivered a speech to a room of more than 70 attendees detailing his journey to learning to hear again. Davis’s mother happily shared the school community implemented soundfield amplification systems in all classrooms helping all students hear equally.
Masks and other pandemic measures are necessary at school, but can make it harder to hear in classrooms
Pandemic measures have changed in Ontario as we enter the second half of 2023, but concerns still linger. We wanted to share this well-written article by Pam Millett of York University. Subjects discussed in the article include masks and hearing, ventilation systems, and using soundfield systems with masks. Please take a break and enjoy the read!
Covid-19: The Use of Classroom Audio Distribution Systems (CADS) to Improve Auditory Access for All Students
Pandemic measures included mask coverings that reduced the clarity and speech being shared at a given moment. It can be difficult for a student to be able to correctly process what they hear if the audio is not at its best in clarity. Classroom Audio Distribution systems help students and teachers by evenly distributing audio.
Educational Audiology Association www.edaud.org
1-800-460-7EAA (7322) source: https://www.asha.org/siteassets/uploadedfiles/covid-cads.pdf