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Making communication clearer

Here Comes The Judge

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Whether witness, counsel or the judge, if you have hearing loss the courtroom can be a difficult place to hear clearly.

The courtroom can be a daunting place at the best of times, but for the hard of hearing it can be almost impossible to hear everyone who speaks. There are matters of a serious nature being discussed and debated, many of which are of a technical nature and require complete clarity for the listener to comprehend. At times where opposing counsel are vying for attention there will be several people speaking at the same time, making it all the more confusing for the listener who is hard of hearing. Whether juror, judge, counsel or defendant it can sometimes be impossible to follow the thread of a complex argument in court, and some assistance is required.

Solution 1

Using a Conversor Pro assistive listening device can help in the courtroom for an individual with mild hearing loss, to help them hear a number of speakers by switching the microphone transmitter to directional mode and pointing it at the person speaking. This is fine if the court is relatively small and the room acoustics are good.

Solution 2

Using a Conversor Pro multichannel receiver with up to three Conversor Pro transmitters and one or more Conversor Pro receivers. Each transmitter can be placed next to the judge, and worn by defending and prosecution counsel or the witness to enable the key speakers to be heard by the participant who has hearing loss. If there is more than one participant who requires assistance, additional receivers can be deployed to work with the Conversor Pro multichannel receiver.

The Disability Discrimination Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act require courts to take steps to ensure that communication with people with disabilities is as effective as communication with others by providing assistive devices and services.

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