ERIC Number: ED451697
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Aug
Classroom Acoustics: A Resource for Creating Environments with Desirable Listening Conditions.
Seep, Benjamin; Glosemeyer, Robin; Hulce, Emily; Linn, Matt; Aytar, Pamela
This booklet provides a general overview of classroom acoustic problems and their solutions for both new school construction and renovation. Practical explanations and examples are discussed on topics including reverberation, useful and undesirable reflections, mechanical equipment noise, interior noise sources, and sound reinforcement. Examples of good and bad acoustical classrooms are highlighted along with a case study involving an older classroom in an older university building where complaints of poor acoustics had been received. The booklet's final section addresses acoustical guidelines for special rooms such as cafeterias and gymnasiums. An appendix provides quantitative definitions and calculations as well as resources for more detailed information. (GR)
Descriptors: Acoustical Environment, Classroom Environment, Design Requirements, Educational Facilities Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Public Schools, School Construction
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Acoustical Society of America, Melville, New York.