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Sound research at Acoustical Society meeting
Date:5/9/2011

College Park, Md. (May 9, 2011) The latest news and discoveries from the science of sound will be featured at the 161st meeting of the Acoustical Society of America (ASA) held May 23-27, 2011, at the Sheraton Seattle Hotel in Seattle, Wash. During the meeting, the world's foremost experts in acoustics will present research spanning a diverse array of disciplines, including medicine, music, psychology, engineering, speech communication, noise control, and marine biology.

Journalists are invited to attend the meeting free of charge. Registration information can be found at the end of this release. Lay language versions of nearly 50 presentations will be available at ASA's World Wide Press Room approximately one week before the meeting. The following summaries are highlights of the meeting's many interesting talks.


Highlights: Monday, May 23

Noisy Classrooms Most Challenging to Youngest Students

Noisy classrooms aren't just bad for harried teachers' nerves, they can significantly affect the ability of students to listen and learn. Researchers at the Boys Town National Research Hospital in Omaha, Nebraska, have built a unique simulated classroom to help measure the scope of those effects and how they can be avoided. The model classroom consisting of a desk at which test subjects are seated surrounded by an array of five LCD monitors and loudspeakers was devised by architectural acoustician Daniel Valente and audiology researcher Dawna Lewis of the Boys Town Listening and Learning Lab. In a recent study, the researchers tested young and older elementary students as well as adults in the classroom. Although increasing levels of classroom noise and reverberation reduced the comprehension of all subjects, the youngest students 8-year-olds were the most adversely affected. "The combination of the difficult task as well as increased background noise and reverberation led to the younger children having a har
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Contact: Charles E. Blue
cblue@aip.org
301-209-3091
American Institute of Physics
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