When your child is at nursery or school they will most likely be provided with an FM system or radio aid.
This equipment is primarily funded by the education system. This may be newly issued to your child or they may already have been using one with their hearing aids.
An FM system/radio aid is a small wireless receiver device that attaches to your child’s processor in order for them to receive signals from a transmitter which is worn by the teacher.
This helps improve the clarity of the teacher’s voice so it may be heard better over the level of other children in the classroom (also known as improving the ‘signal to noise ratio’).
Depending on which processor your child has, the FM system/radio aid will work automatically or we may need to add a separate programme to enable its usage. Your audiologist will be able to advise you on this.
The table in the link below also shows which FM system/Radio aid should be compatible with each processor.
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