Classroom Acoustics

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Classroom Acoustics

Unnecessary noise interferes with our children’s education. Children with temporary (because of colds and earaches) and permanent hearing loss are especially at risk from excessive noise and reverberation in their classrooms.

To read more about the US Access Board and their role in creating standards for classroom acoustics, visit http://access-board.gov/acoustic/index.htm.

For parents seeking resources to helping make decisions about their children visit our Parents page under the Hearing Help section.



How To Advocate for Better Classroom Acoustics

Jun 14 2011

Unnecessary noise interferes with our children’s education. Children with temporary (because of colds and earaches) and permanent hearing loss are especially at risk from excessive noise and reverberation in their classrooms.

SHHH Comments to Access Board on Architectural Acoustics

Jan 1 2004

The Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf Inc., the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), Auditory-Verbal International Inc., the National Center for Law and Deafness, the National Cued Speech Association and Self Help for Hard of Hearing People Inc., (SHHH) submit these comments to the Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board (ATBCB) in response to its Interim Final Rule, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Accessibility Guidelines for Buildings and Facilities; State and Local Government Facilities.