In the Eastern suburbs of Geelong, Victoria has an average student population of around 200 with relatively small class sizes. A small cohort of students qualify for Special Needs Funding and 95% speak English at home.
Sometimes building hearing augmentation technology into new and refurbished learning spaces can be thought of as something we think about in the context of schools purpose built for children with special needs. Not so at Christ the King.
The blend of regulation in the National Construction Code, Disability Law, State Design policies and Standards means that allowing agnostic and flexible hearing augmentation infrastructure to work with any aids now and in the future, is a must do. Just like installing fire extinguishers.
Ms Josie Blackley, Principal understands this and also future proofing learning spaces against evolving student populations.
With Hear and Learn SoundHouses recently being installed in 7 rooms, Josie remarked “I didn’t know much about hearing aid tech and it’s evolution. The solution you’ve provided makes it easy to operate for learners and teachers, and easy to understand.”
Working with the School has been a great experience for the Hear and Learn Team!