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Article: Noise levels in Hong Kong Primary Schools: Implications for classroom listening

TitleNoise levels in Hong Kong Primary Schools: Implications for classroom listening
Authors
KeywordsClassroom acoustics
Listening environment
Noise
Primary schools
Speech level
Issue Date2005
PublisherRoutledge. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/1034912x.asp
Citation
International Journal Of Disability, Development And Education, 2005, v. 52 n. 4, p. 345-360 How to Cite?
AbstractMany researchers have stressed that the acoustic environment is crucial to the speech perception, academic performance, attention, and participation of students in classrooms. Classrooms in highly urbanised locations are especially vulnerable to noise, a major influence on the acoustic environment. The purpose of this investigation was to determine noise levels in one such urban environment, Hong Kong. The ambient noise level, and its relationship to the speech intensity levels of both teachers and students was surveyed in 47 primary school classrooms. Moreover, the presence of acoustical treatments for noise reduction and the use of classroom amplification systems were documented for each classroom. The survey found that the mean occupied noise level was 60.74 dB (A); the mean unamplified and amplified speechtonoise ratios of teachers were 13.53 dB and 18.45 dB, respectively; while the mean unamplified speechtonoise ratio for students was 4.13 dB. Most of the classrooms exhibited insufficient acoustical treatments to provide significant noise reduction. The listening environment in many Hong Kong primary schools was not favourable for optimal classroom learning. Recommendations for improving the acoustical environment in classrooms in highly urbanised locations such as Hong Kong are discussed.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/85272
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2015 Impact Factor: 0.735
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.317
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dc.description.abstractMany researchers have stressed that the acoustic environment is crucial to the speech perception, academic performance, attention, and participation of students in classrooms. Classrooms in highly urbanised locations are especially vulnerable to noise, a major influence on the acoustic environment. The purpose of this investigation was to determine noise levels in one such urban environment, Hong Kong. The ambient noise level, and its relationship to the speech intensity levels of both teachers and students was surveyed in 47 primary school classrooms. Moreover, the presence of acoustical treatments for noise reduction and the use of classroom amplification systems were documented for each classroom. The survey found that the mean occupied noise level was 60.74 dB (A); the mean unamplified and amplified speechtonoise ratios of teachers were 13.53 dB and 18.45 dB, respectively; while the mean unamplified speechtonoise ratio for students was 4.13 dB. Most of the classrooms exhibited insufficient acoustical treatments to provide significant noise reduction. The listening environment in many Hong Kong primary schools was not favourable for optimal classroom learning. Recommendations for improving the acoustical environment in classrooms in highly urbanised locations such as Hong Kong are discussed.en_HK
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dc.subjectClassroom acousticsen_HK
dc.subjectListening environmenten_HK
dc.subjectNoiseen_HK
dc.subjectPrimary schoolsen_HK
dc.subjectSpeech levelen_HK
dc.titleNoise levels in Hong Kong Primary Schools: Implications for classroom listeningen_HK
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