Classroom Acoustics and the Use of Classroom Audio Distribution Systems
The program was originally aired as part of the “Audiology 2012: Success for Students With Hearing Loss” online conference (October 17–29, 2012).
Poor classroom acoustics may significantly reduce speech recognition of children with normal and impaired hearing. To facilitate learning, wireless assistive technology is often provided for students with hearing loss. Classroom audio distribution systems may also add significant benefits, particularly for those with learning challenges. We'll discuss the special considerations for interfacing personal assistive technology with classroom technology, ensuring the desired signal is not compromised. We'll also discuss the tools used to document the benefits students receive from these types of assistive technologies, including rating scales and assessments of speech recognition in noise.
You will be able to:
- describe factors that contribute to poor classroom acoustics and how to reduce the negative effects
- discuss optimal arrangements for students with personal assistive technology in classrooms with audio distribution systems
- list the three advantages and disadvantages of classroom audio distribution systems
- summarize research that supports the benefits of classroom audio distribution systems
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11/22/2012 to 10/29/2013