ERIC Number: ED033513
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Reference Count: 0
Educational Amplification Response Study, E.A.R.S.
Griffing, Barry L.; Hayes, Gordon M.
To obtain an overall view of the auditory training equipment used in California, 27 different models of nine makes of auditory training systems were subjected to an acoustical, quality control, and educational analysis. The test methods used were those of the hearing aid industry. An analysis of questionnaires sent to teachers, speeches by Hyman Goldberg and Richard S. Campbell on amplification systems, definitions used, and procedures followed are provided. Physical descriptions and assessments of quality, performance, and educational suitability are given for each piece of equipment. Recommendations include suggestions that the industry work more closely with schools in designing systems and equipping classes, and that studies should be made at 3-year intervals to assure continuing improvements in educational amplification equipment. Appendixes include the educational questionnaire, a harmonic distortion guide, and a list of the manufacturers. (JM)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: San Diego Speech and Hearing Center, CA.; California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.