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ERIC Number: ED477368
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 20
Abstractor: N/A
Acoustics in Schools.
Singer, Miriam J.
This paper explores the issues associated with poor acoustics within schools. Additionally, it suggests remedies for existing buildings and those under renovation, as well as concerns for new construction. The paper discusses the effects of unwanted noise on students in terms of physiological, motivational, and cognitive influences. Issues are addressed for both the regular learner and the special needs student. The cost of inadequate or inappropriate acoustical control is also described. Included is a technical discussion relating to the appropriate levels of signal to noise ratio, articulation loss of consonants, noise criteria rating, and reverberation. (Contains 15 references.) (Author/EV)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A