Hear and Learn News

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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Classroom audio systems for Queanbeyan West Public School

October 25, 2017

  Information technology company Gulanga is donating specialist classroom audio systems to Queanbeyan West Public School, delivering an improved classroom experience for all students. Felicity Ainsworth, Assistant principal of hearing in Monaro, said hearing loss affects up to 20 per cent of children, with many cases left undiagnosed. Incidences of hearing loss are higher in…

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School audio systems improve noise and engagement

March 29, 2017

Noise and engagement can be improved in classrooms to address concerns of Australian Federal Education Minister NSW newspaper The Daily Telegraph reported on 15 March 2017 that international reports about the state of Australian education determine “44% of (NSW) students don’t listen to what the teacher says the majority of the time”. Background noise in…

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