Sound-Field Amplification Systems
|Use of a sound-field amplification system provides the teacher with a unique opportunity to maximize listening and learning opportunities in the classroom.
Sound-field amplification research support benefits for both students and teachers.
Among the research findings are:
This page reprinted from "Sound Field FM Amplification"
(Crandell, Smaldino & Flexer), 1995, published by Singular Press.
- Improved academic achievement, especially for younger students
- Decreased distractibility and increased on-task behavior
- Increased attention to verbal instruction and activities and improved understanding
- Decreased number of requests for repetition
- Decreased frequency of need for verbal reinforcers to facilitate test performance
- Decreased test-taking time
- Improved spelling ability under degraded listening conditions
- Increased sentence recognition ability
- Improved listening test scores
- Increased language growth
- Improved student voicing when speaking
- Increased student length of utterance
- Increased confidence when speaking
- Increased preference by teachers and students for sound-field amplification in the classroom
- Improved ease of listening and teaching
- Reduced vocal strain and fatigue for teachers
- Increased mobility for teachers
- Reduced special education referral rate
- Increase in seating options for students with hearing loss
- Cost-effective means of enhancing the listening and learning environment.
For additional information, see the paper, "Classroom Sound-Field Amplification:
An Audiologist's Suggestions." Also see links to manufacturers of classroom
further information, contact Michele Wilson, Ph.D.