|Phonic Ear in the Classroom|
Both teachers and students have benefited greatly from the installation of Phonic Ear sound systems in all lower school classrooms. With the aid of a wireless clip-on microphone, the teacher's voice is amplified by speakers within the classroom enabling children to more closely attend to the teacher's voice.
For children who have attention deficit disorder, the Phonic Ear system is especially successful because the system reduces the background noise in the classroom while increasing the amplitude of the teacher's voice. Specifically, the Phonic Ear system increases the signal-to-noise ratio by eight to ten decibels. Earlier versions of the system required the children to wear earphones, but with new wireless technology, the children no longer have to wear earphones.
Because the microphone carries the teacher's voice to four speakers placed strategically in the classroom, the children can easily hear instructions even when the teacher is turned toward the blackboard. Our teachers are delighted with the system because it reduces the strain on their voices, and our children have also found it helpful.
To learn more about the Phonic Ear system, go to www.gofrontrow.com.