African Design Magazine November 2016 - Page 53

Healthy sound environments improve wellbeing and test scores Photographer: MR&PR Students in a healthy sound environment can understand their teacher 25 % better than students in poor sound environments. They also remember more, they read better and they get higher scores in tests.* For more than 50 years Ecophon acoustic solutions have been used to create schools where students and teachers can truly thrive. Learn more at ecophon.co.za * Shield, B.M. and Dockrell, J.E.: The effects of environmental and classroom noise on the academic attainments of primary school children. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 123(1), 133-144, USA (2008)