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Digital sound field system: evaluation of effectiveness in educational environment

Grant number: 12/07796-2
Support Opportunities:Regular Research Grants
Duration: July 01, 2012 - June 30, 2014
Field of knowledge:Health Sciences - Speech Therapy
Principal Investigator:Regina Tangerino de Souza Jacob
Grantee:Regina Tangerino de Souza Jacob
Host Institution: Faculdade de Odontologia de Bauru (FOB). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Bauru , SP, Brazil
Associated researchers:Adriane Lima Mortari Moret ; Kelly Cristina Alves Silverio


Children spend much of their time at school and at that time 45% are involved in activities in which predominates the speech of teachers and colleagues. Accordingly, it is easy to conclude that the light receiving capacity of the message and processing it is essential to aurally school learning.The noise levels in classrooms are generally high and vary according to the school and classroom. The acoustics in the appropriate classrooms and a signal to noise ratio is favorable vital for all students. This way, the audiologist can work with programs of action based on assessment tools that indicate the environmental adaptations and guidelines necessary for the teacher since the auxiliary communication devices such as FM, part of the Assistive Technology that the teacher should have access to your student has access to information.The literature describes improvements in academic performance, speech recognition, learning and self-esteem increased as benefits of using FM equipment in sound field for children with normal hearing. Teachers show benefits including reducing stress and fatigue and greater ease of vocal teaching. To school, to keep the teacher's vocal health is about maintaining the quality of their teaching and reduce the cost of replacements and treatments. (AU)

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(References retrieved automatically from Web of Science and SciELO through information on FAPESP grants and their corresponding numbers as mentioned in the publications by the authors)
ALINE DUARTE DA CRUZ; KELLY CRISTINA ALVES SILVÉRIO; VANESSA VEIS RIBEIRO; REGINA TANGERINO DE SOUZA JACOB. Impacto do sistema de campo livre dinâmico na voz do professor: estudo de caso. Revista CEFAC, v. 18, n. 5, p. 1260-1270, . (12/08053-3, 12/07796-2)
DA CRUZ, ALINE DUARTE; ALVES SILVERIO, KELLY CRISTINA; ACEITUNO DA COSTA, ALINE ROBERTA; MORTARI MORET, ADRIANE LIMA; PEREIRA LAURIS, JOSE ROBERTO; DE SOUZA JACOB, REGINA TANGERINO. Evaluating effectiveness of dynamic soundfield system in the classroom. Noise & Health, v. 18, n. 80, p. 42-49, . (12/08053-3, 12/07796-2)

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