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The Complimentary Roles of Audiologists and Acoustic Consultants in Solving Classroom Acoustic Problems
27 May 2004 (online)
Classroom acoustics can influence the educational and psychosocial development of school-aged children. Guidelines and standards for proper classroom acoustics have been proposed to improve the classroom listening and learning environment. Effective implementation of these guidelines and standards requires an understanding of the complementary roles of the professionals most closely involved with ameliorating poor acoustic conditions-the audiologist and the acoustic consultant. This article explains in some detail the roles the audiologist and acoustic consultant are likely to play in widespread implementation of acoustic guidelines and standards. Case studies are presented to reinforce the synergistic nature of the responsibilities of the two professions.
Standard - roles - complementary - implementation
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Department of Communicative Disorders, Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL 60115-2899