Assistive Technology for DHH Students

Telecoils, bluetooth connectivity and streaming devices - oh my!  You may already know about classroom FM systems, but what else is out there to support your deaf and hard of hearing students in the classroom and beyond?  Gain knowledge about the impact that mobile devices and other current technology are having on communication for individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing.

(Approximately 30 minutes)


Target audience:  Administrators, professionals and parents of a children with hearing loss.

Learner outcomes:

  1. Learners will know how to identify if a student’s hearing aid or cochlear implant has an activated t-coil
  2. Learners will be able to identify 2 ways that a student can connect their phone/tablet/laptop to their hearing aids
  3. Learners will be able to identify 4 ways a person who is deaf or hard of hearing can communicate over the telephone
  4. Learners will be able to identify what kinds of alerting systems are available for people with hearing loss.
  5. Learners will learn about the TEPP program in Wisconsin and will be able to identify if their state has a similar program.



Kelly Rehbeck

Showroom Manager, HEAR Wisconsin

Kelly Rehbeck is the Showroom Manager at HEAR Wisconsin. She uses the expertise gained from her own hearing loss, plus 25 years of experience working in the Deaf/Hard of Hearing field, to provide technology assessments and training to individuals with hearing loss and other communication issues. Kelly also provides training sessions on assistive technology to professionals across the state who work with individuals with hearing loss, and is in charge of HEAR Wisconsin’s worksite assessment program This program helps Deaf/Hard of Hearing workers and their employers identify the technology and communication strategies necessary to succeed.

MCDHH is an Approved RID CMP Sponsor for Continuing Education Activities. This Education K12 program is offered for .05 PS RID CEUs at the Little/None Content Knowledge Level.



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