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Sound Field Amplification Applications to Speech Perception and Classroom Acoustics

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ISBN-10: 1401851452

ISBN-13: 9781401851453

Edition: 2nd 2005 (Revised)

Authors: Carl C. Crandell, Carol Flexer, Joseph J. Smaldino

List price: $149.95
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This much-anticipated new edition of Sound Field Amplification continues its reign as the only communication sciences book devoted to sound field amplification. Both professionals and students will benefit from the presentation of the theoretical foundations of sound field amplification and its practical applications. Readers will appreciate the straightforward and comprehensive approach to topics such as how children ?learn? to hear and how acoustics affects the learning ability of all children. The new edition continues to provide a solid foundation to understanding why the topic of sound field amplification should be included in any discussion of what is needed to ensure success in children?s learning. The book also provides the information necessary to conduct sound surveys, obtain funding for amplification systems, and act within the parameters of the laws and regulations governing this topic.
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Book details

List price: $149.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Delmar Cengage Learning
Publication date: 9/17/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Carl Crandell has been an associate professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Florida since 1994. He obtained his doctorate from Vanderbilt University in 1989 in Audiology. His research has been focused in how the effects of environmental distortion and room acoustics affect various populations� speech recognition. He is working to create appropriate acoustical standards.

Joseph Smaldino is a professor at Northern Illinois University, where his research is focused on Classroom Amplification, Auditory Brainstem Response (ABR), Efficacy of Hearing Aid Fittings, and Otoacoustic Emissions. He has been a leader in developing the role of the educational audiologist.

Foreword
Preface
Contributors
About the Authors
Acknowledgments
Theoretical Applications of Sound Field Amplification
Rationale for the Use of Sound Field Systems in Classrooms: The Basis of Teacher In-Services
Modeling the Effects of Room Acoustics on Speech Reception and Perception
Speech Perception in the Classroom
Speech Perception in Specific Populations
Sound Field Amplification: A Comprehensive Literature Review
Practical Applications of Sound Field Amplification
Classroom Acoustic Measurements
Classroom Acoustics Documentation Form
Acoustical Modifications In Classrooms
Sound Field Amplification: Steps to Placement in the Classroom
Sound Field Amplification Manufacturers
Use and Maintenance Tips for Sound Field Technologies
Troubleshooting Sound Field Systems
From System Selection to Enhancement of Listening Skills: Considerations for the Classroom
Resources for Developing Listening Skills
Sample Form to Determine Classroom Requirements
Simulation of Hearing Loss: An Inservice Training Tool
Tennis Balls Increase Children's Attention
Measuring Efficacy of Sound Field Placement
Efficacy Forms
Marketing and Obtaining Funding for Sound Field Amplification
Hearing Loss Simulation Exercise
Laws and Regulations That Govern the Utilization of Sound Field Amplification
Index