Classroom acoustics

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Classroom acoustics is a term used when considering the ease or otherwise with which students and teachers can communicate verbally with each other in the classroom. Verbal communication makes use of speech, and for speech to be understood, the acoustic pressure wave from the speaker must not be altered to any great degree as it travels to the ears of the listener(s). Two things can alter the acoustic pressure wave in transmission in a classroom: (1) the classroom acoustics and (2) the addition of unwanted sounds from elsewhere.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe SAGE Encyclopedia of Human Communication Sciences and Disorders
EditorsJack Damico, Martin Ball
PublisherSage Knowledge
Number of pages1
ISBN (Print)978-1483380834
Publication statusPublished - 22 Mar 2019


  • communication
  • speech
  • language

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