Benefits of a healthy sound environment

In education it is essential to reduce the disturbance from general background noise, especially low-frequency noise to have a good sound environment overall. If you achieve this, there will be substantial benefits for both students and teachers.

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A healthy sound environment:

  • Supports teachers and reduces the health risks involved, physically and mentally
  • Reduces noise and the heart rate which is a medically recognised stressor
  • Reduces teachers' vocal problems and repetition
  • Improves students behaviour, concentration and engagement in collaborative speech communication activities
  • Improves listening quality, learning capacity and productivity both in test scores and engagement in learning increase.
  • Perception of sound regarding concentration and annoyance levels in teachers and students
  • Is essential for inclusion of students with additional learning needs, speech hearing and communication needs, ADHD and autism etc.

How to create healthy sound environments