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Classroom acoustics: A first step toward education for all.
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PMID:  19063475     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Education is primarily provided through the medium of verbal instruction. With ever greater emphasis on test scores and teacher accountability, it is important to recognize the effects of excessive background noise and reverberation on student learning. Nixon was a leader in the movement to raise awareness of classroom acoustic effects and to achieve national written standards. He crossed professional lines to become an active member of the Educational Audiology Association, providing information and advice to almost 1000 audiologists who work for U.S. school districts. Nixon was instrumental in not only raising awareness, but raised the bar for what education audiologists should know about classroom acoustics. This paper will provide information on the listening challenges of learners with hearing loss (the most common birth defect), most of whom are educated in typically noisy classrooms. Acousticians are invited to learn more about the synergistic effects of excessive noise and reverberation on speech perception of this growing number of children and what the hearing industry is doing to address these issues. Together, the voices of the acoustics and hearing industries are needed to champion the case for listening, learning, and a better future footsteps left by Nixon.
Karen L Anderson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America     Volume:  124     ISSN:  1520-8524     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Acoust. Soc. Am.     Publication Date:  2008 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-12-09     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7503051     Medline TA:  J Acoust Soc Am     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  2587     Citation Subset:  IM    
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