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Making a Case for Classroom Acoustics (Professionals, Parents)

Course: #932Level: Intermediate1 Hour 31 Reviews
Recorded Webinar

Classrooms and other educational spaces are among the least friendly listening environments for children with cochlear implants. Use of assistive technology such as sound field and personal FM systems can be compromised by noise and reverberation in structured classroom settings. Also, one-on-one and small group interactions are also impeded. This presentation provides practical rationale for the benefits of appropriate acoustical environments and provides specific guidance for professionals and parents seeking improved acoustics. Legal and voluntary mechanisms for achieving improvements will be reviewed.


Course created on November 3, 2009

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  • checkmarkParticipants will be able to describe the components comprising a classroom acoustical environment.
  • checkmarkParticipants will be able to demonstrate the impact of poor acoustics on children with hearing loss.
  • checkmarkParticipants will be able to guide an assessment of a given classroom's acoustical characteristics.
  • checkmarkParticipants will be able to list potential remedies for improving classroom acoustics.
  • checkmarkParticipants will be able to describe existing voluntary acoustical standards.


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