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Voice problems – a health threat to teachers

The voice is a basic tool for teachers. But sadly, it has been consistently shown that teachers develop more voice problems than other occupations.

Speech-reflecting zone

Ensure speaker comfort by adding a small speech-reflecting zone in the ceiling above the place where the teacher normally stands.

Our Gamma surface give vocal feedback, making the teacher hear his or her own voice more clearly, thus reducing the risk for voice problems.

According to a study made, over 65% of the teachers surveyed have experienced vioce problems during their career, something that can cause long term sick leave and make some teachers leave their work for good.

In order for students to hear their teacher, the teachers' speech must be clearly heard above the background noise. However research revealed that the sound levels in many classrooms are too high, forcing the teacher to raise his or her voice to be heard.

Noise in schools is dominated by two factors; external environmental noise like planes, cars etc. and student generated noise. Far from what one might think, most noise in school classrooms is not caused external sounds, but by the students themselves during learning activities. Because of this, classrooms and open-learning spaces need to be designed in the way to provide the best possible environment for teacher’s vocal effort. The room acoustic comfort is the key factor.

A healthy sound environment also has a possitive effect on student behaviour and concentration, following a progressive decrease in noise levels.

 

How to create healthy acoustic conditions for teaching

 

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 Andheri (E) 
 Mumbai - 400 059
 INDIA