FM Systems

Remote Microphone System Use in the Homes of Children with Hearing Loss: Impact on Caregiver Communication and Child Vocalizations (2020)

  • This article talks about...the impact of the quality and quantity of communication between a caregiver and child with hearing loss using remote microphones at home.
  • This study found...that the caregivers clarified and repeated what they said less when wearing the remote microphone but the number of times the children spoke did not change.
  • This is important because...the findings support benefits for communication when children with hearing loss use remote microphone systems at home.
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The Challenge of Listening at Home: Speech and Noise Levels in Homes of Young Children with Hearing Loss (2020)

  • This article talks about...the sounds and noises present in the home environment.
  • This study found...that most of the time, noise in the children’s homes was louder than recommended for children with hearing loss.
  • This is important because...a remote microphone system can help children hear the person speaking when the environment is noisy.
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Remote Microphone System Use at Home: Impact on Child-Directed Speech (2019)

  • This article talks about...families that used remote microphone systems with their children at home and how it affected child-directed speech.
  • This study found...that using a remote microphone system gave children with hearing loss more access to child-directed speech (CDS) throughout the day compared to without the remote microphone.
  • This is important because...CDS is important for language and speech development. The farther away someone is from a child with hearing loss the harder it is for them to hear. Remote microphone systems give children who are deaf or hard of hearing more access to CDS, which will help their speech and language development.
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Remote Microphone System Use at Home: Impact on Caregiver Talk (2018)

  • This article talks about...a device that helps children with hearing loss hear people talk from far away. The researchers wanted to know if parents talk more to their children when they use the device.
  • This study found...when parents wear the device, they talked more to their children from a distance than when they were not wearing the device.
  • This is important because...children need to hear a lot of words to help them learn. The more words they hear the better, and when parents wear the device, they talk more to their child from a distance.
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Preschool Teachers’ Perception and use of Hearing Assistive Technology in Educational Settings (2016)

  • This article talks about...how often FM systems are used with preschool children, and what teachers think about using them in a preschool classroom.
  • This study found...that some preschool children used FM systems, and most teachers would recommend that FM systems be used in the classroom.
  • This is important because...teachers see benefits from FM use for preschool children.
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Frequency Modulation for Preschoolers with Hearing loss (2014)

  • This article talks about...FM systems and how they help preschool children with hearing aids.
  • This study found...that FM systems help young children listen in places such as outside, in cars, and during shopping.
  • This is important because...audiologists need to help parents understand how an FM system works and how they can access the technology for their child.
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