|Transmitting Unit and Lapel Mic|
It's an amazing piece of technology. Rather than broadcasting the sound to the entire room, I am the sole beneficiary of the system. Even more amazing is when I use my handy-dandy remote assistant device to adjust the mix of FM mic to processor mic. I can hear 100% of the lapel mic, or adjust it to hear a mix of lapel mic and processor mic. When listening to children read, turning the FM to 100% eliminates the noise clutter of my classroom so that I can focus on the student I am working with. In meetings, I can adjust it so I can hear the voices of both the speaker and the people at my table.
|This is the receiver that plugs into my processor.|
But as amazing as it is, it's not without distractions. At a workshop yesterday, I could hear the speaker as she monitored the small group interactions at other tables as if she were speaking directly to me. I could hear her comments and questions, and once turned to my table mate to ask her a question about something the speaker had said at another table. Her ensuing look of puzzlement told me she had not heard the comment. I giggled to myself.
I could even hear the speaker's side-bar whispers meant only for another's ears.
It's a good thing I can keep a secret!