Assistive Listening Devices

Students with hearing impairments may use an "assistive listening device," which includes a microphone and transmitter(s) for the individual(s) speaking in class. 

How They Work

The student will hand you these items at the beginning of class and retrieve them at the end. The transmitter sends radio (FM) signals to their receiver. This assistive listening device is important because it brings your voice directly to the student's ears and greatly reduces the effects of other noises (ventilation systems, papers rustling, classmates coughing, etc.).

Student Accessibility Services and Classroom Technology Services have multiple microphone options that can be provided for settings with frequent multiple speakers. This can work particularly well in seminars, group discussions, group presentations, and the like.