Author: Pauli Pallaskorpi

Finnish study finds that the sound environment affects children’s listening skills

Noise and a poor sound environment can hinder linguistic development of nursery school children, says Doctor of Philosophy Elina Niemitalo-Haapola in her dissertation. According to the study, more attention should be paid to children’s sound and learning environments. While working as a speech therapist, Elina Niemitalo-Haapola went to kindergartens, schools and homes to find out […]

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Euronoise 2018 – Room acoustics and learning environments

Did you miss out? Our editor Pauli Pallaskorpi, Concept Developer for Education in Finland, attended Euronoise in Crete – and here are his main takeaway bullet points from the afternoon session: Effect of room acoustics and noise on speech intelligibility and task performance in schools’. Experimental investigation of effect of background noise and reverberation on listening comprehension […]

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