ERIC Number: ED437776
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
Assistive Listening Devices: A Report of the National Task Force on Quality of Services in the Postsecondary Education of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students.
Warick, Ruth; Clark, Catherine; Dancer, Jesse; Sinclair, Stephen
This report examines the use of auditory assistive listening devices by students who are hard of hearing or deaf in the postsecondary educational setting. Individual sections address the following topics: (1) distinctions between hearing aids and assistive listening devices; (2) assistive listening devices and the college student; (3) types of assistive listening devices (including FM and infrared systems, FM radio microphone systems, infrared systems, and comparison between FM and infrared systems); (4) other assistive listening systems (induction loop systems, dove-tail systems, hardware systems, audiovisual amplification, cochlear implants, and telephones); (5) choice of assistive listening devices; (6) training; (7) campus roles and responsibilities concerning assistive listening devices; (8) assistive listening device maintenance and repair; (9) legal and safety considerations; (10) organizational resources; and (11) laws and regulations. (Contains 19 references, and an appendix on communication tips for instructors of students with assistive listening devices.) (DB)
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Assistive Devices (for Disabled), Augmentative and Alternative Communication, College Students, Communication Aids (for Disabled), Deafness, Hearing Impairments, Higher Education, Listening, Partial Hearing, Technological Advancement
Rochester Institute of Technology, National Technical Institute for the Deaf, Northeast Technical Assistance Center, 52 Lomb Memorial Drive, Rochester, NY 14623-5604. Tel: 716-475-6433 (Voice/TTY); Fax: 716-475-7660.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.; Association on Higher Education and Disability.
Authoring Institution: National Technical Inst. for the Deaf, Rochester, NY.
Note: Also sponsored by the Conference of Educational Administrators of Schools and Programs for the Deaf (CEASD). Distributed in collaboration with the Postsecondary Education Programs Network (PEPNet).