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What Is Feedback Suppression

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]While schools and businesses have changed the way they communicate remotely with students and employees, one of the biggest challenges on many platforms can be audio feedback. The task then becomes identifying and finding an audio solution that enables feedback suppression.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]

What Is Feedback Suppression?

Feedback suppression is the act of eliminating audio feedback. AV integrators are experts at dealing with the issue and can improve feedback suppression in a variety of ways. They will consider such things as the acoustics of the room and the placement of speakers when determining the best solution. Amidst the coronavirus pandemic, many schools and businesses are increasingly turning to specially designed audio solutions for feedback suppression. This allows meetings, class and collaboration to continue without the interference of audio feedback.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]

All About Audio Feedback

Whether it is in an in person, virtual, or hybrid meeting or class, it is becoming increasingly common to at some point hear a high pitch ear splitting sound, more commonly known as audio feedback. Some situations that may cause audio feedback can include having:
  • Phone and computer audio live at the same time
  • Multiple computers with audio enabled operating at the same time in the same room
  • Speakers in too close of proximity of one another
  • A microphone too close to a speaker
  • Inefficient acoustics in a conference, meeting, or classroom space
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How Audio Feedback Can Be A Hindrance at School and Work

An in-person or online class, meeting or event experiencing audio feedback presents problems that can affect its success, such as:
  • Participants turning down the volume and not turning it back up for several minutes until they are sure the sound is gone, which may result in them missing out on critical information in the meantime.
  • Participants leaving a virtual meeting thinking it is an issue on their side and then not being able to effectively return if they are not readmitted to the meeting by a moderator.
  • Participants leaving a virtual meeting if audio feedback is a recurring problem. That student or employee is then out of the loop on the information being presented.
No classroom or boardroom can risk losing the productivity of students and employees due to annoying feedback, which can be resolved with the help of an experienced AV integrator.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]

Audio Solutions for Feedback Suppression

As our normal routines and operations have changed since early 2020, the need for feedback suppression has increased as hybrid learning and remote video collaboration have become the new normal. When an AV integrator is called in to help, they may suggest one of the following options:[/vc_column_text][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/2"][vc_column_text]

1. Biamp Crowd Mics

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2. Poly Headsets

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_column_text]Biamp Crowd Mics is an app-based solution that connects classroom or meeting presenters with participants via a wireless network. Essentially, this technology allows an individual’s smartphone to become a personal microphone and a meeting engagement tool. Some of the benefits for utilizing Biamp Crowd Mics include:
  • Personal microphone access for moderators and participants
  • Text capabilities for meeting participants who do not wish to speak aloud
  • Increased control over the pace and conversation flow of a meeting by a moderator who can mute mics and open select mics
  • App-based polls to actively engage participants that also estimate a meeting’s participation levels
[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Another popular technology solution is Poly Headsets. These headsets are designed to be durable and are good for use in the office or at home. They offer a noise-cancelling feature and can be effective at suppressing ambient noise and feedback. Some benefits of using a Poly Headset include:
  • Clearer communication
  • Compatibility with other communication platforms such as Microsoft Teams, Zoom, GoTo, and others
  • Increased productivity as participants are not required to hold anything and will be free to work with both hands
A reputable AV integrator will offer a variety of audio-visual technologies, making them a one stop shop for schools and businesses looking for a variety of solutions that enable them to better connect with others, whether it is in an in-person, virtual, or hybrid environment.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Don’t let annoying feedback suppression hold your organization back from achieving its mission. Make audio feedback a thing of the past with the help of an experienced AV integrator that can provide the best feedback suppression options.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]