NASA has some BIG speakers!
Here’s a report on the stresses incurred due to noise by employees in open-office environments.
Students can’t hear their teachers. Sadly, NOT a new story.
So how bad is it? I’ve been in restaurants where it was subtle and added to the experience, others not so much.
“Acoustic panels in the classroom improve pupil’s rating of the classroom sound conditions and speech perception. The ability to understand the teacher and other pupils is vital for good school performance. It is therefore of high importance to enhance acoustic conditions and in doing so School administrates may rely on pupil’s perception and listening tests as one factor describing the sound conditions in the classroom.”
Click to view – A Screening Approach for Classroom Acoustics
So what exactly is a db?
Don’t know if we need a day, but awareness is awareness….
Not a NEW article, but well worth the read.
“At some time during each grade’s lunch, the noise was above the danger level of 85 dB”
Take a look at (and listen to) some of the coolest buildings in the world. Architectural function doesn’t have to ruin form.
And here are 12 more….