What is an FM system?
An FM system (commonly known as 'radio aid'), transmits speech directly from the speaker wearing a transmitter, to the listener wearing a receiver/s.
It comes in 2 parts..
The Transmitter: is worn by the speaker (or connected to a sound source e.g. mp3 player, laptop, TV) and
transmits speech (or musics etc) wireless across to the corresponding receiver.
- Both the transmitter and receiver have to be on the same FM channel to be able to transmit and receive speech/sounds.
Did you know?
- FM Systems are widely used in educational settings but can be just as appropiate in a variety of situations where listening to single sound source (speech/music/video) is difficult.
- They are suitable for those who have difficultly listening to speech with their current bone anchored hearing system/cochlear implant/hearing aids.
- FM Systems are most helpful in noisy situations and when the speaker is at a distance from the listener.
- They are good for overcoming poor room acoustics as well. A Bone anchored hearing system can be used with FM systems and accessories.
- Design intergrated and ear level receivers are now available making them much more suitable for smaller ears compared to body worn models.