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ERIC Number: ED438670
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Pages: 4
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
The Role of Assistive Listening Devices in the Classroom. NETAC Teacher Tipsheet.
Clark, Catherine
This tipsheet offers guidelines for instructors who have a student with a hearing impairment who is using an assistive listening device (ALD). The ALD is a microphone/transmitter positioned close to the instructor's mouth to send the instructor's voice to the receiver worn by the student. ALDs can eliminate echoes and reduce surrounding noise interference. Information is provided on aspects of ALDs, including: the different types of ALDs; frequency modulated (FM) systems; soundfield amplifications systems; induction loop systems; benefits of using assistive listening devices (such as portability and usefulness in classroom or small group); and strategies for using assistive listening devices, such as positioning the ALD's microphone for the clearest speech reception, providing information to the entire class on the ALD, and allowing the student to couple the ALD system to audiovisual equipment when possible. (DB)
Northeast Technical Assistance Center, Rochester Institute of Technology, National Technical Institute for the Deaf, 52 Lomb Memorial Dr., Rochester, NY 14623-5604. Tel: 716-475-6433 (Voice/TTY); Fax: 716-475-7660; e-mail:; Web site: For full text:
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Rochester Inst. of Technology, NY. National Technical Inst. for the Deaf.