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The hearing environment

Capewell, C. (2014) The hearing environment. Support for Learning. 29(2), pp. 102-116. 1467-9604.

Item Type: Article
Abstract: Glue ear, a condition resulting in intermittent hearing loss in young children, affects about 80% of young children under seven years old. About 60% of children will spend a third of their time unable to hear within normal thresholds. Teachers are unlikely to consider the sound quality in classrooms. In my research young people provided suggestions to help them hear, identifying the benefits of using their insight in improving the hearing environment. This article identifies five aspects from the literature which impact the hearing environment in classrooms. The focus is on practical low-cost actions that teachers can implement in their classrooms, thus reducing stress levels in students and teachers.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Glue Ear, student voice, teacher action, hearing loss, classroom environment
Subjects: R Medicine > RF Otorhinolaryngology > RF110 Otology. Diseases of the ear > RF225 Otitis media in children
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB3201 School architecture and equipment. School physical facilities
L Education > LC Special aspects of Education > LC3950 Exceptional children and youth. Special education > LC4001 Children and youth with disabilities. Learning disabled children and youth
Creators: Capewell, Carmel
Publisher: Wiley
Northamptonshire and East Midlands: Education, Training and Skills
Faculties, Divisions and Institutes: University Faculties, Divisions and Research Centres - OLD > Faculty of Education & Humanities
Date: May 2014
Date Type: Publication
Page Range: pp. 102-116
Journal or Publication Title: Support for Learning
Volume: 29
Number: 2
Language: English
ISSN: 1467-9604
Status: Published / Disseminated
Refereed: Yes

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