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The AudiSee:
An audiovisual FM system

– Nan Asher

Audisee is an assistive device to facilitate speechreading and hearing, primarily in educational settings ranging from elementary to graduate school. It is manufactured by Audiosoft of Canada, by a couple who have a deaf son.

The Audisee is composed of a dual transmitter worn on a speaker/presenter with a microphone for the FM component and a camera for the visual component. The voice and live images are transmitted wirelessly to the student with a receiver/monitor on their desk.

Photo of AudiSee Transmitter.

This system is extremely portable and affords the hearing impaired student as much as 35% more information than by FM alone. For a student, 35% more information can mean the difference between excelling and failing a course. This system is very light–weight and does not hamper a teacher from their usual teaching style. The student will not need to struggle as much to hear. There will be less strain to speechread as the teacher moves about the classroom or turns to write on the blackboard. With less strain, the student will not exhaust so readily, and will be more alert for new learning.

Photo of AudiSee Receiver/Monitor.

The monitor has a 5“ screen, and can be hooked up to a larger television or computer monitor if desired/needed. The FM system is compatible with many schools existing 72 MHz FM systems. It is powered by a long–life battery or an AC plug for permanent installations.

Schools that are challenged to locate and hire oral interpreters will save money with this one–time expense. Students will benefit by increased information, reduced fatigue, and improved comprehension and retention of course information.

For more information, the audisoft webpage is: http://www.audisoft.net

Price varies depending on the configuration needed.

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