Impact of room acoustics on perceived vocal fatigue of staff-members in Higher-education learning environments: a pilot study

Ludovico Ausiello, Sebastian Duran

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Abstract

Although it is demonstrated how vocal fatigue and discomfort of teachers can be correlated to room acoustics properties of teaching environments [1;2] the BB93 English normative (2015) [3] does not provide acoustic requirements for higher-education learning environments. The presented pilot study aims to expand previous research regarding acoustic design criteria for higher education learning environments [4]. A comparative analysis between subjective and objective data collected in two lecture theatres at Solent University suggests how both excessive background noise levels and too low reverberation time values might lead to vocal fatigue issues, confirming the necessity to extend the current UK regulations and include in its scope Higher education learning environments
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 28 May 2020
Event148th AES Convention Vienna, 2020, June 2-5 - Austria, Vienna, Austria
Duration: 2 Jun 20205 Jun 2020
https://www.aes.org/events/148/registration/

Conference

Conference148th AES Convention Vienna, 2020, June 2-5
Abbreviated titleAES Vienna 2020
CountryAustria
CityVienna
Period2/06/205/06/20
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