Noise reduction in early childhood centers

  • Cheryl M. Perry Hearing Education Auditory Resources, Department of Education, Charlottetown, PEI, C1A 7N8, Canada
Keywords: Acoustic noise, Architectural acoustics, Building codes, Data reduction, Education, Hearing aids, Laws and legislation, Reverberation, School buildings, Speech processing, Speech recognition, Students, Acoustic highlighting, Background noise levels


The factors contributing to noise reduction in early childhood centers were discussed. Speech recognition was governed by background noise levels, room acoustics and hearing. Proper acoustic standards, health codes and building codes were necessary for listening comfort, an enhanced accessibility to spoken language and auditory brain development.
How to Cite
Perry CM. Noise reduction in early childhood centers. Canadian Acoustics [Internet]. 2002Sep.1 [cited 2020May25];30(3):48-9. Available from: //
Proceedings of the Acoustics Week in Canada