Joshua Landi can now keep up with his lessons with teacher Jo Goodenough.
Joshua Landi can now keep up with his lessons with teacher Jo Goodenough. Trevor Veale

Front Row to Go for deaf students

WHEN Woolgoolga Public student Joshua Landi sits at the back of the classroom it’s not to be defiant, it’s because it’s the best place for him to do his work.

The 10-year-old student is 70 per cent deaf in both ears and used to miss a great deal of what was happening but thanks to a new Front Row to Go system he can hear everything his teacher says.

Now teacher Jo Goodenough can talk through a microphone head set and everything she says comes out loudly and clearly through a speaker at the back of the room, just near where Joshua sits.

“I used to miss things and it has made a lot of difference, I can keep up with everything,” Joshua said.

Mrs Goodenough also praised the system.

She said it helped Joshua hear the finer nuances in her speech which was important when he needed to clearly hear sounds for spelling.

The Front Row to Go system was donated by the Lions Club of Woolgoolga after they received a request from the school.



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