Connectivity in the Classroom


Presentation Description: 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.

Three Learner 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

Note: The original PowerPoint slides are not available due to a technology glitch with the speaker’s computer. Please view the conference presentation and refer to the PowerPoint handout for more detailed information. You can increase the view size of your computer screen to see larger images of the individual slides on the PowerPoint handout.

Connectivity in the Classroom $24.00 (individual viewers)
1:15 minutes

Once you purchase you will receive an email immediately with a login and password that you can use to sign in any time and view the workshop materials. If you purchase via PO you will receive login information usually within one week of receipt of the PO. Questions? Contact  questions@successforkidswithhearingloss.com .

Note: In purchasing the individual viewer version of the webcast you are agreeing to abide by the terms of a limited use license, meaning it is only to be viewed by you or for use by you. It is not legal to share individual webcasts or downloaded files for others to use.

Group purchases are via purchase order. One person must be identified as the contact. Names and email addresses must be provided for all persons who will be registered to view webcasts. Registrants have 300 days from the date of purchase to view the webcasts. Questions? Contact questions@successforkidswithhearingloss.com .

5 Webcast logins = $18.00 each or $90.00

10 Webcast logins = $15.00 each or $150.00

CEU clock hours: 1.25 CEU Clock Hour can be earned.  Each login will allow one participant to take a 3-question quiz which must be passed (3 of 3 correct); two chances are provided to pass. See the assessment questions below. Once the quiz is passed, the participant will be able to download a CEU Certificate of Completion. Forms verifying completion for LSLS CEUs from AG Bell can also be downloaded. CEU information is also downloadable for participants to individually submit for ASHA CEUs .

Speaker Information: 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.

Handouts that Come with this Webcast:

PowerPoint presentation handout (11 pages)

Assessment Questions:

  1. Which of the following is NOT a type of FM/DM receiver?
    1. Integrated
    2. Universal
    3. Bluetooth
    4. Neckloop
    5. CADS
  2. Which of the following is NOT a way that a streamer can transmit information to a hearing aid or cochlear implant?
    1. NFMI
    2. 4 GHz
    3. Bluetooth (wireless style)
  3. Which one of the following is NOT a connectivity option for transmitting sound?
  4. Vibration
  5. DAI
  6. Wireless
  7. Acoustic

You must get all 3 items correct to pass the quiz. You will have 2 tries. You must pass the quiz before you can download your certificate(s) of participation.