Faculty Publications

Title

Improving classroom acoustics: Utilizing hearing-assistive technology and communication strategies in the educational setting

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Volta Review

Volume

101

Issue

5

First Page

47

Last Page

62

Abstract

The acoustical characteristics of a classroom are important variables that can affect the academic achievement of all children. This chapter will examine acoustical, technological, and rehabilitative solutions for improving classroom acoustics and speech perception in the classroom setting. These procedures include: (1) physical acoustical modifications of the room; (2) personal hearing aids; (3) hearing-assistive technologies; (4) modifications in speaker-listener distance; (5) optimizing visual communication; (6) "clear" speech procedures; and (7) strategies for improving listening.

Original Publication Date

12-1-1999

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