Hear and Learn News

What is soundfield? It’s time to reboot!

May 18, 2018

In our work with Catholic, State and Independent schools, and architects and infrastructure experts attached to them, we are always glad to explain the evolution of technology that can be known as soundfield. This evolution has seen soundfield equipment grow from technology that captured one teacher voice and delivering it within standard classrooms.  That is,…

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Real teacher stories – Voice care for teachers

March 21, 2018

Hear and Learn regularly asks teachers about our technology.  We want to learn how to do things better and adapt to changes in education.   These are comments we collected recently: “As a teacher who would often lose my voice by the end of the day, the microphones helped me greatly. The open planned nature…

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Challenges to voice care in agile learning spaces

March 5, 2018

“Cultural and Linguistic Diversity, and challenges to voice care in agile learning spaces: some feedback from the field about better auditory learning” Hear and Learn attended a school in Melbourne today where there are more than 20 languages spoken by students outside of school including Arabic, Turkish and Nepalese. Our Flexcat System with 4 pods were…

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Awareness of teacher voice care improves

February 6, 2018

When Hear and Learn was created more than 10 years ago, it’s fair to say we didn’t fully foresee all the benefits of our technology. We knew teachers’ primary tool of the trade – the voice – was respected by HR and OHS people, but more importance is being attached to teacher voice care. An…

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Redcat Access makes it easy for clients

February 6, 2018

Today was interesting for the Hear and Learn Team. On our regular trips around Melbourne, as we do in all other Capital cities, we dropped into a Catholic Primary School in Cranbourne. We planned to set up a Redcat Access system for a new classroom. We turned up at Reception and on the basis of…

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Hear and Learn helps with Flexcat set-up

February 5, 2018

We are learning more and more that teachers need more and more flexibility with their time to take care of the wide variety of issues that crop up during the day. To help with this, Hear and Learn offers service when it suits the teacher via Facetime and Skype. That is, if a teacher has…

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Differentiated learning technology – theory v practice

February 1, 2018

We recently looked around the internet to see if theory supports what Hear and Learn knows from its clients – that our Flexcat differentiated learning technology works! One report states: “Evidence and experiences suggest that students enjoy and engage in their learning when it includes technologies. Although it is difficult to directly link the improvement…

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Hearing augmentation compliance and best practice teaching

January 22, 2018

Regulations pertaining to construction of schools relate to hearing augmentation, and additional policies talk about hearing access, inclusion and accessibility. It is very easy for educators to get lost in this sea of things we need to do, and things we should do. So where does this leave architects, IT designers and inclusion experts in…

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Students share Soundfield benefits

January 17, 2018

The cornerstone of Hear and Learn’s work is to create better outcomes for Australian students. We are always thrilled to get feedback from the horse’s mouth simply because it makes our day. Here are some heart-warmers about our unique Soundfield systems: “I felt normal. If Miss Page was further away, it made no difference.” “It…

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