Classroom acoustics for children with normal hearing and with hearing impairment
Noise, Psychoeducational/psychosocial achievement, Reverberation, Speaker-listener distance, Speech perception
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools
Past investigations demonstrate that the acoustical environment of a classroom is a critical factor in the academic, psychoeducational, and psychosocial achievement of children with normal hearing and with hearing impairment. This article examines several acoustical variables, such as noise, reverberation, and speaker-listener distance, which can deleteriously affect speech perception in classrooms. Moreover, the discussion examines the effects of these variables on the speech perception abilities of both children with normal hearing and children with hearing loss. Finally, appropriate acoustical criteria are suggested for children in educational settings.
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Crandell, Carl C. and Smaldino, Joseph J., "Classroom acoustics for children with normal hearing and with hearing impairment" (2000). Faculty Publications. 3690.