Connectivity in the Classroom

FM, DM, IR, DAI, S/N, HAT, RMHAT, CADS, BT…what is this alphabet soup?!? As educational professionals who work with students who are deaf and hard of hearing, we are often surrounded by technology that is always evolving. We will be discussing the various options that connect your students with hearing loss to their teachers as well as their peers. You will also be provided with resources to access later.

(approximately 75 mins)

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

Learning Objectives: 

The participant will be able to:

1) Name two ways to connect a student with amplification to a computer

2) Describe the differences between FM/DM, Infrared and Bluetooth transmission

3) List two resources for additional information on connectivity


Tina Childress, Au.D., Educational Audiologist


Tina Childress, Au.D., Educational Audiologist Tina Childress, AuD, is an educational audiologist in the mainstream and residential school settings, technology and social media aficionado, late-deafened adult and bilateral cochlear implant recipient. With her unique perspective and passion for sharing information through social media, she is a sought out international presenter and adjunct lecturer to families and professionals on a variety of topics but especially Hearing Assistive Technology, apps, cochlear implants, advocacy and effective strategies for coping with hearing loss.


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