Adapting specialist equipment
Student with a bone-anchored hearing aid (Baha®) was experiencing feedback and difficulties accessing and interacting with a sophisticated language laboratory through headphones combined with a boom microphone for responses.
With the blessing of the language lab supplier, Ewing Foundation Technicians modified a spare headset, removing the sound diaphragms and replacing them with an authorised Baha® input adaptor/isolator. This allowed the sounds normally heard through the headset to be fed into the student’s hearing instrument (Baha®) via direct input, leaving the boom microphone function unaffected.
The student was delighted with the results.