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.
- Participants will be able to describe the components comprising a classroom acoustical environment.
- Participants will be able to demonstrate the impact of poor acoustics on children with hearing loss.
- Participants will be able to guide an assessment of a given classroom's acoustical characteristics.
- Participants will be able to list potential remedies for improving classroom acoustics.
- Participants will be able to describe existing voluntary acoustical standards.
|15-25 Minutes||Why acoustics are important to children with hearing loss|
|25-35 Minutes||A Child's Rights|
|35-40 Minutes||Specifics of What to Ask For|
|40-50 Minutes||Voluntary Standards and Progress on Legal Mechanisms|
|55-60 Minutes||Questions and Discussion|
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