These three obstacles are often present in a classroom, negatively affecting sound quality and learning ability. Although hearing aids are increasingly effective at improving the quality, audibility and clarity of the signal, they cannot eliminate all the factors that affect speech intelligibility. By sending a voice signal directly to the children’s hearing aids or headphones, the FM systems help overcome these three obstacles.
About Amigo Arc
The Amigo Arc is a universal induction loop receiver that connects the FM transmitter (worn by the teacher) to the student’s hearing aids. The teacher’s voice is captured by the transmitter’s microphone and sent directly to the Amigo Arc, subsequently sending the signal to the child’s hearing aids. The Arc neckloop works with any instrument fitted with a telecoil, including BTE, RIC, ITE, cochlear implant and bone-anchored devices. Amigo Arc can also be connected directly to modern audio systems, like MP3 players or iPads, sending the audio signal directly to the wearer’s hearing aids.
About Amigo T5/R5
The Amigo T5/R5 is an FM unit. Since it is worn with headphones, it is ideal for children with minimal hearing loss who are unable to wear hearing aids, those with a central auditory processing disorder (CAPD) or even those with attention deficit disorder (ADD). The T5 transmitter is worn by the teacher and sends a signal directly to the R5 receiver on the headphones worn by the student. As such, the obstacles affecting the student’s listening capability are eliminated, even if the child is not wearing hearing aids.
About Amigo T30/T31
The Amigo T30 is the ideal FM transmitter for sending the speaker’s signal directly to the hearing aids. Designed for classroom use, this device is extremely robust and reliable. The teacher’s voice is captured by the T30 microphone and sent directly to the sabots connected to the student’s hearing aids. The transmitter’s built-in LED light and small receivers connected to the hearing aids provide visual confirmation that the system is working properly and that the student is clearly receiving the signal in question. The Amigo T31 works in the same manner as the Amigo T30, except it also features a built-in team teaching function, which allows the use of several transmitters in the same room.
About Amigo T10
The Amigo T10 transmitter, like the T30, works with the help of receivers connected to the hearing aids or coupled with the R5 receptor. However, the T10 offers multiple microphone options, and may be worn around the neck or placed on a table for everyone present to be understood by the hearing aid wearer, thus functioning as a conference microphone.
Whether connected to headphones or hearing aids, Amigo FM systems help eliminate the three main obstacles to intelligible listening, and also help hearing-impaired children learn in an academic setting.