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FM vs. Hearing Aids alone

This video simulates how a student hears the teacher through a hearing aid alone (no FM) vs. with an FM system. Please note: the sound quality of this video doesn’t sound as “rich” as a live voice sounds for a normally hearing person. This is not because it is a poor recording, but because it was recorded through the microphone of a hearing aid.)

You will notice that even with an FM system, background noises can be challenging for the person wearing hearing aids. 

Finally, the video demonstrates the importance of acoustics – a enclosed space with carpeting would be optimal; but eliminating as much background noise as possible does make a difference.

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