Reference : Building Design and Classroom Acoustics
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Human health sciences : Otolaryngology
Building Design and Classroom Acoustics
Amarante Andrade, Pedro mailto [ > > ]
Morsomme, Dominique mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > Département des sciences cognitives > Logopédie des troubles de la voix >]
Epstein, Ruth mailto [ > > ]
The Occupational Voice: Assessing the voice in the work place
du 28 mars au 29 mars 2011
University College of London
[en] Dysphonia ; Teaching voice ; noisy classrooms
[en] Teachers and students suffer from the impact of noisy classrooms. This is due to poor sound isolation, traffic and noise generated by electronic data processors, HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning) interference and reverberation levels. For teachers, this resulted in increased vocal loading and fatigue, frequently leading to vocal issues. Furthermore, poor acoustic conditions influence children language acquisition process, sometimes leading to impaired concentration, behavioural disorders, and attention deficit. The problem is more enhanced in children with hearing impairment (temporary or permanent) or with other disabilities. Lack of information and normative data on the aspects of building design and classroom acoustics have prompted this review, which comprises of sources originated from Canada, France and Belgium.

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