Quality audio is an important, but infrequently understood, dimension of an educational experience. Research has demonstrated time and time again that properly managed audio has a substantive impact on the success of students. Audio solutions are a powerful tool that can overcome many of the problems caused by poor conditions for classroom sound, and their impact on student learning should not be understated. Consider the benefits of educational audio solutions with Pacific Integration.
What is Educational Audio, and How Does It Work?
‘Educational Audio’ is a blanket term that refers to any of the many solutions that Pacific Integration offers for classroom sound. Depending on your needs, these solutions may be installed in a classroom, or portable. They may broadcast sound generally, or specifically to individuals in need. Regardless of how, these are all systems designed to overcome background noise and poor room acoustics to ensure that auditory information successfully makes it from the mouth of a teacher into the mind of a student.
What are the Benefits of Educational Audio?
From kindergarten to grad school, students generally spend approximately 75% of their time in class listening. The success of a student during this time is exclusively dependent on their ability to hear, so any impediment to this faculty will have a direct impact on their learning. Whether it be ambient noise, physiological hearing difficulties, or other sources of sound, there is no shortage of auditory influences competing for a students attention. A properly installed and managed educational audio system provides the voice of a teacher a massive advantage, assuring that their voice is heard and message is imparted.
Ear infections and middle-ear-fluid are pervasive hearing problems in elementary school years, and equivalent problems can occur all throughout a persons life. Without some kind of intervening system, even a minor, temporary hearing loss can lead to a student becoming academically deficient. Educational audio systems compensate for this hearing loss, and hearing-deficient students in classrooms with properly outfitted systems are given the ability to perform equivalently to normal-hearing students.
Impact On Attention and Stress
Quality classroom audio has been demonstrated to substantially reduce a persons tendency for distraction. By increasing the volume of a teachers voice just a few decibels above background, this amplified information grabs their attention and reduces their sensitivity to other sounds in the environment, suppressing any predisposition to distraction.
Moreover, studies have shown that when a teacher raises their voice, it raises the anxiety level of classroom participants. By amplifying their regular voice, Education Audio systems provide teachers a way to overcome loud environments without invoking a quality of voice that produces stress.
Educational Audio with Pacific Integration
Our Audio experts are ready to assess your needs and design a custom auditory system to ensure the best educational environment for your students.If you’re interested in ‘hearing more’ about the Educational Audio solutions offered by Pacific Integration.