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Making communication clearer

Improve Your Grades

Use Conversor assistive technology to help improve your chances of obtaining a good grade in your degree, by ensuring you can hear the lecturer.

We know that listening to a speaker in a lecture hall can be very difficult if you are hard of hearing. The average ambient noise level is around 70dB at these venues. The noise between the speaker and the listener combined with poor room acoustics can contribute to a diffuse and often unintelligible sound.

Solution 1

Use Conversor Pro with the microphone set to directional mode to focus on the voice of the person speaking. The lecturer uses the microphone transmitter on directional mode and can hold it as a normal microphone, wear around their neck on a neck lanyard or place on the table in front of them. The hard of hearing student wears the Conversor Pro receiver.

The Conversor Pro receiver can be used with a hearing aid set to the T or Telecoil setting, or with one or two earphones or a set of headphones. When used with headphones the Conversor Pro can amplify the sound source sufficiently to help the listener. The hearing instrument will do most of the amplification and matching of the sound to compensate for the type of hearing loss the individual suffers from.

Solution 2

Use Listenor Pro. The Listenor Pro is an amplified listening device which has an omni-directional microphone fitted as standard, but can be used with a directional microphone for focussing on a particular speaker’s voice. Listenor Pro can be used with headphones or earphones or an inductive loop for wireless connection to the hearing aid. This device is only effective for small groups or rooms where the speaker is no more than 5 metres away from the microphone and the student is sitting in the front rows of the classroom.

Solution 3

The lecture can be recorded using a directional microphone and a voice recorder allowing the listener to concentrate on the speaker and understand what is being said using either a Conversor Pro or a Listenor Pro. If there are any gaps in their understanding these can be addressed later by reviewing the audio recording. Conversor Pro Recorder allows the individual to bookmark key parts of the discussion group as he or she is recording. The recording can be made by an Apple iPad, iPhone or iPod touch.

Solution 4

Conversor Pro can be used as a wireless microphone using an adapter cable plugged in to the Conversor Pro receiver. The microphone transmitter is placed next to the speaker and the Conversor Pro Recorder controlled by the listener. The student can wear a second Conversor Pro receiver to hear the teacher speaking.

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