Bad acoustical environments: When we get sick and grades drop

12 May 2013 | Category: Offices, schools & libraries, Great Sound

The debate about noise in school environments has been going on for quite some time, but the good examples are still conspicuous with their absence. Research shows in black and white that noisy environments with poor acoustical properties decrease students’ abilities to concentrate and learn, which naturally leads to lower grades. New findings also show that foreign languages are both more difficult to understand and learn if the acoustical environment is poor. Even at the workplace, a bad working environment is a ticking health bomb. It’s increasingly common that the typical patient with hearing problems works in an open-plan office. Add stress, sleep disorders and more people out sick to the list and the costs really take off, just like Frank Bullitt’s Ford Mustang GT 390. Fellert is doing its share to combat the problem. What about you? Are you making the right decisions?

Indepth look:
Bad acoustics in schools could put foreign students at a disadvantage
The pleasures and perils of the open-plan office
Distractions, distractions, distractions

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