Making ALD’s Practical and Accessible to Tour Groups: A Case Study Organized tours are a wonderful way to travel and learn about other cultures. Information imparted by tour guides can add greatly to the travel experience. However, tours often take place in sub-optimal acoustic environments (e.g., reverberant meeting halls, galleries in museums and busy city streets). People with hearing loss ... Article
Article  |   January 01, 2007
Making ALD’s Practical and Accessible to Tour Groups: A Case Study
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  • Anita B. Haravon
    Park Avenue ENT, New York, NY
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Hearing Aids, Cochlear Implants & Assistive Technology / Audiologic / Aural Rehabilitation / Articles
Article   |   January 01, 2007
Making ALD’s Practical and Accessible to Tour Groups: A Case Study
SIG 7 Perspectives on Aural Rehabilitation and Its Instrumentation, January 2007, Vol. 14, 7-8. doi:10.1044/arii14.1.7
SIG 7 Perspectives on Aural Rehabilitation and Its Instrumentation, January 2007, Vol. 14, 7-8. doi:10.1044/arii14.1.7
Organized tours are a wonderful way to travel and learn about other cultures. Information imparted by tour guides can add greatly to the travel experience. However, tours often take place in sub-optimal acoustic environments (e.g., reverberant meeting halls, galleries in museums and busy city streets). People with hearing loss and even individuals with normal hearing often have difficulty understanding the speech of the tour guide. Supplementing a tour with an FM system can greatly enhance the experience for all participants. It can also serve as an opportunity to educate consumers about the benefits of assistive listening devices. This brief note will describe the author's experience providing a tour guide FM system to a large group of individuals traveling in Israel.
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