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A Soundfield system, like a FM system, is a wireless system that allows an individual to better identify speech signals over a distance. The individual speaker wears a transmitter (microphone) which transmits their voice signal to a speaker which amplifies the sound to a room.
For the best possible learning experience students must be able to clearly hear the teacher in class. Unfortunately this is not always possible as factors such as background noise, the distance between the teacher and students and room acoustics can make understanding the teacher difficult, particularly if the student has a diagnosis of APD or a hearing loss. The Soundfield system will amplify the teacher’s voice to a comfortable level above the noise in the classroom, making the teacher’s voice accessible to all the children in the class. Ambient noise has been shown to decrease when a Soundfield is being used in a class.
Both the Soundfield system and FM systems have a transmitter unit in which the talker speaks in to. However, the variation between the FM system and Soundfield is in the receiver. The FM system is an individual unit, in which the talker is amplified directly into a child’s ear; however the Soundfield amplifies the talker’s voice into an entire room via speakers.
We are able to provide a loan Soundfield system for a duration at no cost*. SASHC is a Phonak Preferred Supplier. Please contact us for more information.
*A delivery fee may be charged if the unit is able to be collected or returned to the SASHC premises.