Acoustic design criteria for higher-education learning environments

Sebastian Duran, Ludovico Ausiello, Juan Battaner-Moro

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    Studies showed that poor acoustic conditions in school environments might reduce students’ level of attention and performance during lectures, as well as cause vocal fatigue and stress to members of staff [15]. In spite of the available evidence, current English legislation does not cover higher education environments, which are different and may offer other constraints and challenges.

    Therefore, the main purpose of this project is to investigate the acoustics requirements of a university environment by assessing and evaluating several acoustical parameters, including background noise, reverberation time (RT), speech intelligibility (SI), speech clarity (C50) and sound strength (G), in two
    classrooms and three lecture theatres at Solent Southampton University.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationReproduced Sound 2019
    Subtitle of host publicationCreating Engagement in Sound
    PublisherInstitute of Acoustics
    ISBN (Print)978-1-906913-35-9
    Publication statusPublished - 20 Nov 2019
    EventReproduced Sound 2019: Creating Engagement in Sound - Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom
    Duration: 19 Nov 201921 Nov 2019


    ConferenceReproduced Sound 2019
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


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