Soundfield amplification system: Enhancing learning for students with Otitis Media

From the onset of the 2024 school year, Hear and Learn has been at the forefront, providing educators with best-practice strategies for learners diagnosed with Otitis Media. This condition, often referred to as glue ear, leads to hearing loss and as highlighted by the Menzies School of Health Research’s 2020 Otitis Media Guidelines, can severely impact both verbal and written communication, resulting in:

  • Impaired school performance
  • Poorer reading skills in primary school
  • Diminished language acquisition and speech disorders
  • Reduced attention span
  • Increased likelihood of anxiety, depression and attention problems

The report advocates for the use of technology like the soundfield amplification system to enhance auditory signals for all students, thereby supporting a more inclusive and effective learning environment.

Hear and Learn is committed to addressing the challenges faced by schools with students suffering from Otitis Media. Our offerings include comprehensive teacher training on our technology, provision of spare parts for soundfield equipment and the supply of state-of-the-art soundfield and hearing augmentation systems.

Enhancing classroom learning with soundfield amplification

One noteworthy example of our efforts is the installation of the SoundHouse with 975 amplifier/receiver in a newly constructed building in Alice Springs. This all-in-one solution combines soundfield amplification, hearing augmentation and screen audio capabilities, making it an ideal choice for classrooms aiming to cater to the needs of all learners.

Additionally, remote schools in Derby, WA and Papunya, NT, have benefited from our Redcat systems, delivered with FaceTime training. These schools now enjoy more equitable and inclusive learning spaces, with teachers also benefiting from improved voice welfare.

For more information on how our soundfield and hearing augmentation systems can benefit your school, contact Hear and Learn today for a tailored quote. Explore how our best-practice solutions can transform your educational environment.