Assessing Noise and Reverberation

                In the last few weeks we’ve discussed vocal fatigue’s prevalence among teachers and how it affects learning. As a result of this, we have looked at how simple improvements can be made to better in-class acoustics. Is it necessary to make improvements to your classroom?   In…

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Simple Steps to Better In-Class Acoustics

Educators are becoming increasingly concerned with sound in education, as it has become obvious that improved acoustics in classrooms leads to an improvement in student performance. Considering the reverse perspective explains why education environments are receiving more interest: if a sub-optimal environment damages learning, parents and educators are at risk of knowingly accepting second best…

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The Wrong Earphones May be as Dangerous a Jet

Hobbyhorse time again…..(and just before you go shopping this Christmas) Having ranted about the dangers to ground handlers at the UK’s airports because they are exposed to jet engine noise, now it turns out that earphones may be as dangerous as jet engines (try telling that to a flock of geese). The international hearing website…

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