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Radio Aid systems and Cochlear Implants

This section offers basic information about how to use each radio aid system with each cochlear implant system.

The UK Children's FM Working Group now has its own website on the use of hearing aids and cochlear implants with radio hearing aids. Here is the link: UK Children's FM Working Group


FM Training Tool



FM training tool

Not sure if the children you are working with a ready to be fitted with an FM system? Look at this resource jointly developed by the Cochlear Implant Team at the Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital in London and Phonak UK.

The FM training tool is resource intended for use by Teachers of the Deaf or relevant professionals to make sure children are ready to use an FM system. It is expected to be particularly helpful with cochlear implant users. It also has the added benefit of helping children develop the skills and language needed to judge and describe sound quality.

It is available to download here FM Training Tool



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