Characteristics of the noise, reverberation time and speech-to-noise ratio found in day-care centers

Authors

  • Michel Picard Ecole d'Orthophonie et d'Audiologie, Université de Montréal, Que. H3C 3J7, Canada

Keywords:

Education, Reverberation, Signal to noise ratio, Speech communication, Statistical methods, Students, Classrooms, Day-care centers, Reverberation time, Third-octave band analysis

Abstract

The characteristics of the noise, reverberation time and speech-to-noise ratios were studied in active day-care centers. Noise measurements were collected for 24 sites accommodating groups of 1.5 to 5 years-old children. The results suggests that speech from conversations in parallel is the principal component of the so-called 'noise' problem lin day-care centers. The study also suggests pedagogical style as an important ingrediant of successful verbal communication beyond acoustical solutions.

Published

2004-09-01

How to Cite

1.
Picard M. Characteristics of the noise, reverberation time and speech-to-noise ratio found in day-care centers. Canadian Acoustics [Internet]. 2004Sep.1 [cited 2021Apr.19];32(3):30-1. Available from: https://jcaa.caa-aca.ca/index.php/jcaa/article/view/1612

Issue

Section

Proceedings of the Acoustics Week in Canada