Hear and Learn News

Signal to Noise Ratio in Learning Spaces: does voice fade enough in a standard classroom to complicate auditory learning for all learners?

October 9, 2020

More and more, educators, architects and other stakeholders are responding to regulation, policy and research about speech intelligibility.  But why? It makes sense that a child’s growing brain needs all the best food it can get and learning via the ears is part of that.  Simply because children haven’t got as many word files stored…

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The significance of best of breed listening conditions for CALD Learners

October 5, 2020

While regulations in Australia continue to push towards building learning spaces that cater for the needs of children from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, research supports this evolution. The latest rules attached to the construction of new Vic State Schools states “students with English as a second language … need sound-field systems” and and similar…

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Blayne Public School Redcat Review!

September 24, 2020

Jaime Medbury, Principal of Blayney Public School in country New South Wales, kindly offered this feedback after the installation of 11 Redcat soundfield devices: “Hearing in the classroom is important and the loss of hearing can have a major impact on student learning. When we looked at supporting our classes, we research a range of…

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New ideas to store and secure Hear and Learn products

September 10, 2020

We identified a need to make our solutions more securable and instinctive. We are proud to announce the new SoundHouse cabinet system, and a the new PowerMount system. The SoundHouse redefines the look of soundfield and allows for an all in one solution that is aesthetically pleasing. All electronics built in and tamper proof. Lockable….

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Radio Ga Ga?

August 25, 2020

An advantage of Lightspeed’s soundfield solutions is that teacher Flexmikes and student Sharemikes is that they ‘talk’ to sounfield solutions (including the Redcat Access and 955 systems) on a platform that is separate and distinct from other technology in a School. But what does this mean? The platform used by wifi and live performance equipment…

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Who is the actor you ask?

August 21, 2020

Hear and Learn launched new videos lately and feedback is that they love the work of Benji and asked about his background. To demystify what soundfield and hearing augmentation are, Hear and Learn engaged Benji to make a movie to explain it all once and for all! Benji has starred in such films as “Catch”,…

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Architects adopt best practice listening conditions in US Schools

July 3, 2020

Just like architects and electrical consultants in Australia, those in the US are adopting tech that Hear and Learn exclusively supplies in Australia. Watch Archtitect Joe Saffiotti of Coleman Partners Architects discuss a new construction in Louisiana, United States. With learning spaces designed to encouragement collaboration, East Baton Rouge District Superintendant Warren Drake explains the…

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SANITISING YOUR MICROPHONES

May 11, 2020

You may have extra concerns regarding sanitisation at your school, and part of this may be to take steps to clean electronics and AV equipment. We encourage you to think about this in the context of our Flexmikes, Redmikes and Sharemikes, and other microphones you have in your school Our new Hear and Learn microphone…

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