University of Minnesota Office of Classroom Management
Office of Undergraduate Education

Hearing Assistance Instructions

(For printable instructions, click here.)

Some of our larger auditorium spaces have sound reinforcement equipment for hearing assistance. To locate a classroom with hearing assistance equipment, click view the Room Search.

How to use:

1. Remove a headset from the charging cradle

Hearing assist headset

Hearing Assist Headset

2. Switch the unit on using the volume/power knob located on the bottom of the headset.
3. Put the headset on, earphones on top, the company logo on the bottom and facing outward for best reception.
4. Adjust the volume to desired level.

Tips for use:

Any sound that is coming through the room's system should be audible on the headsets. If you experience interference or static, try moving to a different location and be sure that you are facing the front of the auditorium.

When you are finished, please return the headset to the charger cradle.

DO NOT place or store any liquid or metal objects near the hearing assist charging cradle. This will cause possible interference, electrical shorting, or shock.

Notes on locating equipment:

The hearing assist headsets for Rapson Hall 100 are located in the projection booth at the rear of the classroom. The Bell Museum Auditorium headsets are located behind the stage. These locations are typically locked. For more information on accessing the booths or headsets, please contact the OCM Support Line at 612-625-1086.

The hearing assist headsets in Amundson Hall, Anderson Hall, Blegen Hall, Folwell Hall, Green Hall, Hanson Hall, Humphrey Center 25, McNeal Hall, Molecular Cellular Biology, Nicholson Hall, Robert H. Bruininks Hall, Smith Hall, Tate Laboratory of Physics, West Bank Auditorium, and Willey Hall are located in drawers at the instructor station table.

If you experience problems with this system or have further questions, please call the Classroom Support Hotline at 612-625-1086.