Effects of Classroom Acoustics on Performance and Well-Being in Elementary School Children: A Field Study

@article{Klatte2009EffectsOC,
  title={Effects of Classroom Acoustics on Performance and Well-Being in Elementary School Children: A Field Study},
  author={M. Klatte and J. Hellbr{\"u}ck and Jochen Seidel and P. Leistner},
  journal={Environment and Behavior},
  year={2009},
  volume={42},
  pages={659 - 692}
}
Children are more impaired than adults by unfavorable listening conditions such as reverberation and noise. Nevertheless, the acoustical conditions in classrooms often do not fit the specific needs of young listeners. This field study aimed to analyze the effects of classroom reverberation on children's performance and well-being at school. Performance and questionnaire data were collected from 487 children from 21 classrooms which differed in mean reverberation time from 0.49 to 1.1 seconds… Expand

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