Demystifying Assistive Listening Devices:

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Demystifying Assistive Listening Devices: 

Agenda 

Why use assistive listening devices? 

Components 

Components: Individual 

Components: Sound 

Components: Environment 

Components: Sound Source 

Communication Tips 

Components: Microphones 

Components: Transmitter and Receiver Systems 

Components: Coupling Devices 

Components: Telecoils 

T-coils & Couplers & Mics! Oh My! 

FM 

True or False? 

FM Advantages 

FM Disadvantages 

Infrared 

True or False? 

Infrared Advantages 

Infrared Disadvantages 

Electromagnetic Induction Loop 

True or False? 

Induction Loop Advantages 

Induction Loop Disadvantages 

Troubleshooting: General 

Troubleshooting: FM 

Troubleshooting: Infrared 

Troubleshooting: Induction Loop 

Keys to Success for the Speaker 

Keys to Success for the Speaker 

Keys to Success for the Student 

Keys to Success for the Student 

Keys to Success for the Service Provider 

Review 

Contact Information

Author: Cheryl D. Davis, Ph.D 
Northwest Outreach Center
Regional Resource Center on Deafness
Western Oregon University

Email: davisc@wou.edu 

Home Page: http://www.wou.edu/nwoc 

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