Hear and Learn News

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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Central Auditory Processing Disorder and classroom sound systems

March 8, 2017

The Federal Government’s National Acoustic Laboratories (NAL) has extensively investigated auditory stream segregation deficits as one important cause of Central Auditory Processing Disorder (CAPD). Auditory stream segregation is the process by which a listener is able to differentiate the various auditory signals which arrive simultaneously at the ears and form meaningful representations of the incoming…

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