Frequency Modulated (FM) Considerations for Children With Minimal/Mild or Unilateral Hearing Loss Children with minimal/mild bilateral hearing loss (MBHL) or unilateral hearing loss (UHL) are at risk for academic, speech/language, and social/emotional difficulties, and the provision of FM is a standard recommendation. In this article, various topics relating to FM use by children with MBHL/UHL are discussed. First, the difficulties that some ... Article
Article  |   March 2008
Frequency Modulated (FM) Considerations for Children With Minimal/Mild or Unilateral Hearing Loss
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  • Sarah Mckay
    Center for Childhood Communication, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
  • © 2008 American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
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Hearing Disorders / Hearing Aids, Cochlear Implants & Assistive Technology / School-Based Settings
Article   |   March 2008
Frequency Modulated (FM) Considerations for Children With Minimal/Mild or Unilateral Hearing Loss
SIG 9 Perspectives on Hearing and Hearing Disorders in Childhood, March 2008, Vol. 18, 10-18. doi:10.1044/hhdc18.1.10
SIG 9 Perspectives on Hearing and Hearing Disorders in Childhood, March 2008, Vol. 18, 10-18. doi:10.1044/hhdc18.1.10

Children with minimal/mild bilateral hearing loss (MBHL) or unilateral hearing loss (UHL) are at risk for academic, speech/language, and social/emotional difficulties, and the provision of FM is a standard recommendation. In this article, various topics relating to FM use by children with MBHL/UHL are discussed. First, the difficulties that some children with MBHL/UHL experience are reviewed. A discussion ensues on the use of FM systems by children with MBHL/UHL and what choices could be considered. Ultimately, each child must be evaluated individually for use of an FM system, as there is no “one size fits all” solution to their communication difficulties. Finally, tips on communicating with children who have MBHL/UHL are reviewed.

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