Acoustics - hearing, listening and learning: Guide

Ann Underwood, Roger Turner, Stuart Whyte, Joy Rosenberg, Pauline Cobbold, Gill Weston | View as single page | Comment/Feedback

Other References


Adams, E. M., S. Gordon-Hickey, R. E. Moore and H. Morlas (2010). "Effects of reverberation on acceptable noise level measurements in younger and older adults." Int J Audiol 49(11): 832-838.

Astolfi, A., P. Bottalico and G. Barbato (2012). "Subjective and objective speech intelligibility investigations in primary school classrooms." J Acoust Soc Am 131(1): 247-257.

Boothroyd, A. (2002) Room Acoustics and Speech Perception, Seminars in Hearing

Bottalico, P. and A. Astolfi (2012). "Investigations into vocal doses and parameters pertaining to primary school teachers in classrooms." J Acoust Soc Am 131(4): 2817-2827.

Bovo, R., P. Trevisi, E. Emanuelli and A. Martini (2013). "Voice amplification for primary school teachers with voice disorders: a randomized clinical trial." Int J Occup Med Environ Health 26(3): 363-372.

Brammer, A. J. and C. Laroche (2012). "Noise and communication: a three-year update." Noise Health 14(61): 281-286.

Brungart, D. S., B. M. Sheffield and L. R. Kubli (2014). "Development of a test battery for evaluating speech perception in complex listening environments." J Acoust Soc Am 136(2): 777-790.

Cheesman, M. F., M. B. Jennings and L. Klinger (2013). "Assessing communication accessibility in the university classroom: towards a goal of universal hearing accessibility." Work 46(2): 139-150.

Chelius, L. (2004) Trost Amplification Study (unpublished report), Canby, OR, School District.

Clark, C. and P. Sorqvist (2012). "A 3 year update on the influence of noise on performance and behavior." Noise Health 14(61): 292-296.

Connolly, D. M., J. E. Dockrell, B. M. Shield, R. Conetta and T. J. Cox (2013). "Adolescents' perceptions of their school's acoustic environment: the development of an evidence based questionnaire." Noise Health 15(65): 269-280.

Cornwell S. & Evans C.J. 2001. The effects of sound-field amplification on attending behaviours. Journal of Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology, 25(3), 135-144.

Crandell, C.C. (1993) Speech recognition in noise by children with minimal degrees of Sensorineural Hearing Loss. Ear and Hearing. 14, 210-216

Crandell, C.C., Smaldino, J.J., and Flexer, C. (2005) Soundfield amplification: Application to speech perception and classroom acoustics (2nd Edition) Clifton Park, NY: Delmar Cengage Learning.

Cutiva, L. C. and A. Burdorf (2015). "Effects of noise and acoustics in schools on vocal health in teachers." Noise Health 17(74): 17-22.

Dockrell, J. and Shield, B. (2006) Acoustical barriers in classrooms: the impact of noise on performance in the classroom. British Educational Research Journal, 32. pp. 509-525. ISSN 0141-1926. DOI UNSPECIFIED

Dockrell, J. E. and B. Shield (2012). "The impact of sound-field systems on learning and attention in elementary school classrooms." J Speech Lang Hear Res 55(4): 1163-1176.

Doidge, N. (2007) The Brain that Changes Itself. Penguin Books.

Falk, T. H., V. Parsa, J. F. Santos, K. Arehart, O. Hazrati, R. Huber, J. M. Kates and S. Scollie (2015). "Objective Quality and Intelligibility Prediction for Users of Assistive Listening Devices." IEEE Signal Process Mag 32(2): 114-124.

Fidencio, V. L., A. L. Moret and R. T. Jacob (2014). "Measuring noise in classrooms: a systematic review." Codas 26(2): 155-158.

Flexer, C. (2002) Rationale and use of soundfield systems: an update. The Hearing Journal 55(8), 10-17. Gertel, S. et al. (2004) High performance school equal high performing pupils, Educational Facility Planner, 39(3), 20-24

Franca, M. C. (2013). "A comparison of vocal demands with vocal performance among classroom student teachers." J Commun Disord 46(1): 111-123.

George, E. L., S. T. Goverts, J. M. Festen and T. Houtgast (2010). "Measuring the effects of reverberation and noise on sentence intelligibility for hearing-impaired listeners." J Speech Lang Hear Res 53(6): 1429-1439.

Gerhardsson, L. and E. Nilsson (2013). "Noise disturbances in daycare centers before and after acoustical treatment." J Environ Health 75(7): 36-40.

Gertel, S. et al. (2004) ‘High performance school equal high performing pupils’ Educational Facility Planner, 39(3), 20-24

Greenland, E. E. and B. M. Shield (2011). "A survey of acoustic conditions in semi-open plan classrooms in the United Kingdom." J Acoust Soc Am 130(3): 1399-1410.

Howard, C. S., K. J. Munro and C. J. Plack (2010). "Listening effort at signal-to-noise ratios that are typical of the school classroom." Int J Audiol 49(12): 928-932.

Hodgson, M., Rampel, R. & Kennedy, S (1999) Measurement and prediction of typical speech and background noise levels in university classrooms during lectures. Journal of the Acoustic Society of America. 105, 226-233

Johnson, C. D. (2012). "Classroom listening assessment: strategies for speech-language pathologists." Semin Speech Lang 33(4): 322-339.

Jorgensen, S. and T. Dau (2011). "Predicting speech intelligibility based on the signal-to-noise envelope power ratio after modulation-frequency selective processing." J Acoust Soc Am 130(3): 1475-1487.

Kilgard, M.P., and Merzenich, M.M. (1998) Cortical map reorganisation enabled by nucleus basalis activity. Science, 271(5245): 27-28.

Kim, J. S. and C. H. Kim (2014). "A review of assistive listening device and digital wireless technology for hearing instruments." Korean J Audiol 18(3): 105-111.

Klatte, M., K. Bergstrom and T. Lachmann (2013). "Does noise affect learning? A short review on noise effects on cognitive performance in children." Front Psychol 4: 578.

Klatte, M., Lachmann, T., and Meis, M. (2010) Effects of noise and reverberation on speech perception and listening comprehension of children and adults in a classroom-like setting. Noise and Health, Oct-Dec, 12:49, 270-282.

Kristiansen, J., S. P. Lund, R. Persson, R. Challi, J. M. Lindskov, P. M. Nielsen, P. K. Larsen and J. Toftum (2015). "The effects of acoustical refurbishment of classrooms on teachers' perceived noise exposure and noise-related health symptoms." Int Arch Occup Environ Health.

Kristiansen, J., S. P. Lund, R. Persson, H. Shibuya, P. M. Nielsen and M. Scholz (2014). "A study of classroom acoustics and school teachers' noise exposure, voice load and speaking time during teaching, and the effects on vocal and mental fatigue development." Int Arch Occup Environ Health 87(8): 851-86

Larsen, J.B., and Blair, J.C. (2008) The effect of classroom amplification on the speech-to-noise ratio in classrooms while class is in session. Language, Speech and Hearing Services in Schools, 39(4), 451-460

Larsen, J.B., Vega, A., and Ribera, J.E. (2008) The effect of room acoustics and soundfield amplification on work recognition performance in young adult listeners in suboptimal listening conditions. American Journal of Audiology, 17(1), 50-59

Lavandier, M. and J. F. Culling (2010). "Prediction of binaural speech intelligibility against noise in rooms." J Acoust Soc Am 127(1): 387-399.

Lavandier, M., S. Jelfs, J. F. Culling, A. J. Watkins, A. P. Raimond and S. J. Makin (2012). "Binaural prediction of speech intelligibility in reverberant rooms with multiple noise sources." J Acoust Soc Am 131(1): 218-231.

Leavitt, R., and Flexer, C. (1991) Speech degradation as measured by the Rapid Speech Transmission Index (RASTI). Ear and Hearing, 12, 115-118.

Leclere, T., M. Lavandier and J. F. Culling (2015). "Speech intelligibility prediction in reverberation: Towards an integrated model of speech transmission, spatial unmasking, and binaural de-reverberation." J Acoust Soc Am 137(6): 3335-3345.

Lewinski, P. (2015). "Effects of classrooms' architecture on academic performance in view of telic versus paratelic motivation: a review." Front Psychol 6: 746.

Lewis, D. E., C. M. Manninen, D. L. Valente and N. A. Smith (2014). "Children's understanding of instructions presented in noise and reverberation." Am J Audiol 23(3): 326-336.

Lewis, D. E., D. L. Valente and J. L. Spalding (2015). "Effect of minimal/mild hearing loss on children's speech understanding in a simulated classroom." Ear Hear 36(1): 136-144.

Lyberg Ahlander, V., D. Pelegrin Garcia, S. Whitling, R. Rydell and A. Lofqvist (2014). "Teachers' voice use in teaching environments: a field study using ambulatory phonation monitor." J Voice 28(6): 841 e845-815.

Maag J.W. & Anderson J.M. 2006. Effects of Sound-Field Amplification to Increase Compliance of Students With Emotional and Behavior Disorders. Behavioral Disorders, 31(4), 378-393.

Martins, L. B. and D. M. Gaudiot (2012). "The deaf and the classroom design: a contribution of the built environmental ergonomics for the accessibility." Work 41 Suppl 1: 3663-3668.

McCarty, P.J., and Ure, A. (2003) The effect audio enhanced classrooms have on pupil achievement and teacher instruction. Collaborative of High Performance Schools

McCracken, W., Roberts, A. and Wilding, T. (2012) Study of FM in Real World Settings (Oticon Foundation)

Mikulski, W. (2013). "[Effects of acaoustic adaptation of classrooms on the quality of verbal communication]." Med Pr 64(2): 207-215.

Millett, P., and Purcell, N. (2010) Effect of soundfield amplification on Grade 1 reading outcomes. Canadian Journal of Speech-Language-Pathology and Audiology, 31(4),17-24.

Morrow, S. L. and N. P. Connor (2011). "Voice amplification as a means of reducing vocal load for elementary music teachers." J Voice 25(4): 441-446.

Nadalin, J., A. Astolfi, P. Bottalico, G. Riva, M. Garzaro, L. Raimondo and C. Giordano (2011). "[Effect of noise and reverberation on vocal effort and fatigue of primary school teachers]." G Ital Med Lav Ergon 33(3 Suppl): 122-125.

Nelson, L. H., B. Poole and K. Munoz (2013). "Preschool teachers' perception and use of hearing assistive technology in educational settings." Lang Speech Hear Serv Sch 44(3): 239-251.

Neuman, A. C., M. Wroblewski, J. Hajicek and A. Rubinstein (2010). "Combined effects of noise and reverberation on speech recognition performance of normal-hearing children and adults." Ear Hear 31(3): 336-344.

Noh, H. and Y. G. Park (2012). "How close should a student with unilateral hearing loss stay to a teacher in a noisy classroom?" Int J Audiol 51(6): 426-432.

Peled, Y. and B. Rafaely (2012). "Objective performance analysis of spherical microphone arrays for speech enhancement in rooms." J Acoust Soc Am 132(3): 1473-1481.

Pelegrin-Garcia, D. and J. Brunskog (2012). "Speakers' comfort and voice level variation in classrooms: laboratory research." J Acoust Soc Am 132(1): 249-260.

Pelegrin-Garcia, D., J. Brunskog, V. Lyberg-Ahlander and A. Lofqvist (2012). "Measurement and prediction of voice support and room gain in school classrooms." J Acoust Soc Am 131(1): 194-204.

Persson, R., J. Kristiansen, S. P. Lund, H. Shibuya and P. M. Nielsen (2013). "Classroom acoustics and hearing ability as determinants for perceived social climate and intentions to stay at work." Noise Health 15(67): 446-453.

Persson Waye, K., L. Magnusson, S. Fredriksson and I. Croy (2015). "A screening approach for classroom acoustics using web-based listening tests and subjective ratings." PLoS One 10(1): e0116572.

Preston, C., Younie, S. and Turner, R. (2015) Listening to Learn; An Evaluation of Classroom Audio Distribution Technology for Enriching Teaching and Learning. A MirandaNet Fellowship publication in association with Lightspeed Technologies.

Prodi, N., C. Visentin and A. Farnetani (2010). "Intelligibility, listening difficulty and listening efficiency in auralized classrooms." J Acoust Soc Am 128(1): 172-181.

Prodi, N., C. Visentin and A. Feletti (2013). "On the perception of speech in primary school classrooms: ranking of noise interference and of age influence." J Acoust Soc Am 133(1): 255-268.

Rabelo, A. T., J. N. Santos, R. C. Oliveira and C. Magalhaes Mde (2014). "Effect of classroom acoustics on the speech intelligibility of students." Codas 26(5): 360-366.

Radosz, J. (2012). "[Influence of classrooms acoustics on the teachers' voice sound pressure level]." Med Pr 63(4): 409-417.

Rennies, J., T. Brand and B. Kollmeier (2011). "Prediction of the influence of reverberation on binaural speech intelligibility in noise and in quiet." J Acoust Soc Am 130(5): 2999-3012.

Rennies, J., H. Schepker, I. Holube and B. Kollmeier (2014). "Listening effort and speech intelligibility in listening situations affected by noise and reverberation." J Acoust Soc Am 136(5): 2642-2653.

Ronsse, L. M. and L. M. Wang (2013). "Relationships between unoccupied classroom acoustical conditions and elementary student achievement measured in eastern Nebraska." J Acoust Soc Am 133(3): 1480-1495.

Rosenberg, G.G. (2004) Soundfield Amplification: a comprehensive literature review. In Crandell, C. FM Soundfield Amplification: A Practical User’s Guide.

Sarantopoulos, G., S. Lykoudis and P. Kassomenos (2014). "Noise levels in primary schools of medium sized city in Greece." Sci Total Environ 482-483: 493-500.

Sato, H. & Bradley, J.S. (2008) Evaluation of acoustical conditions for speech communication in working elementary school classrooms.  Journal of the Acoustical Society of America. 123, 2064-2077

Shaw, T. (2008) Sound Assurance – achieving clear communication employing sound solutions. Proceedings of the First International Virtual Conference on FM. Phonak

Shi, L. F. (2010). "Perception of acoustically degraded sentences in bilingual listeners who differ in age of english acquisition." J Speech Lang Hear Res 53(4): 821-835.

Shi, L. F. (2014). "Measuring effectiveness of semantic cues in degraded English sentences in non-native listeners." Int J Audiol 53(1): 30-39.

Shield, B., R. Conetta, J. Dockrell, D. Connolly, T. Cox and C. Mydlarz (2015). "A survey of acoustic conditions and noise levels in secondary school classrooms in England." J Acoust Soc Am 137(1): 177-188.

Shield, B. and Dockrell, J. (2008) The effects of environmental and classroom noise on the academic attainments of primary school children. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 123 (1). pp. 133-144. ISSN 0001-4966. DOI UNSPECIFIED

Shield, B., E. Greenland and J. Dockrell (2010). "Noise in open plan classrooms in primary schools: a review." Noise Health 12(49): 225-234.

Smaldino, J.J. (2011) New developments in classroom acoustics and amplifications, Audiology Today, 23(1), 30-36

Smaldino, J. and Flexer, C. (ed.) (2012) Handbook of Acoustic Accessibility: Best Practices for Listening, Learning and Literacy in the Classroom. New York: Thieme Medical Publishers  (ISBN 978-1-60406-765-1)

Spitzer, J. B., S. A. Sandridge, C. W. Newman, R. M. Ghent, Jr. and S. Sydlowski (2015). "A Speech Perception Test in Simulated Reverberation Conditions." Am J Audiol.

Srinivasan, N. and P. Zahorik (2011). "The effect of semantic context on speech intelligibility in reverberant rooms." Proc Meet Acoust 12.

Tabri, D., K. M. Abou Chacra and T. Pring (2011). "Speech perception in noise by monolingual, bilingual and trilingual listeners." Int J Lang Commun Disord 46(4): 411-422.

Valente, D. L., H. M. Plevinsky, J. M. Franco, E. C. Heinrichs-Graham and D. E. Lewis (2012). "Experimental investigation of the effects of the acoustical conditions in a simulated classroom on speech recognition and learning in children." J Acoust Soc Am 131(1): 232-246.

van Houtte, E., S. Claeys, F. Wuyts and K. van Lierde (2012). "Voice disorders in teachers: occupational risk factors and psycho-emotional factors." Logoped Phoniatr Vocol 37(3): 107-116.

Vickers, D. A., B. C. Backus, N. K. Macdonald, N. K. Rostamzadeh, N. K. Mason, R. Pandya, J. E. Marriage and M. H. Mahon (2013). "Using personal response systems to assess speech perception within the classroom: an approach to determine the efficacy of sound field amplification in primary school classrooms." Ear Hear 34(4): 491-502.

Wilson, W. J., J. Marinac, K. Pitty and C. Burrows (2011). "The use of sound-field amplification devices in different types of classrooms." Lang Speech Hear Serv Sch 42(4): 395-407.

Wroblewski, M., D. E. Lewis, D. L. Valente and P. G. Stelmachowicz (2012). "Effects of reverberation on speech recognition in stationary and modulated noise by school-aged children and young adults." Ear Hear 33(6): 731-744.

Whyte, S. (2010) A guide to research on soundfield systems.

Zanin, J. & Rance, G. (2016) ‘Functional hearing in the classroom: assistive listening devices for students with hearing impairment in mainstream school settings’ Int. J. Aud. 55 (12): 723-729

Zannin, P.H.T., Zwirtes, D.P.Z.,  & Passero, C.R.M. (2012) Assessment of Acoustic Quality in Classrooms Based on Measurements, Perception and Noise Control,  Chapter 10 in Noise Control, Reduction and Cancellation Solutions in Engineering

Suppliers websites which carry research and reports about that company’s products in relation to this topic.


Ecophon Saint Gobain

Lightspeed Technologies