An assistive listening device amplifies sound. The system is comprised of a microphone and a transmitter worn by the speaker, and a receiver and coupling device, worn by the listener, that transmits sound to the listener's ear or hearing aid. Although it is not useful for all types of hearing loss, good candidates for the FM system experience an improved ability to hear because the voice of the speaker is amplified, while the majority of environmental sounds are masked.
Students who are Deaf/hard of hearing may request an FM system for amplification of sound in addition to other services provided through DAS.
Please note, however, that many of the newer digital hearing aids will require assistance from an audiologist in order to adjust hearing aid settings to be compatible with the FM system. If a student is eligible to receive an assistive listening device, one may be requested by selecting “FM System” when making requests for accommodations online.
Students are responsible for the equipment issued by DAS and will be charged for loss or damage other than normal wear and tear.
Page updated 08/2018