Sound Field Amplification: Applications to Speech Perception and Classroom Acoustics 2nd Edition
Carl C. Crandell, Ph.D. | Carol Flexer, Ph.D. | Joseph J. Smaldino, Ph.D.
ISBN-13: 9781401851453 | ISBN-10: 1401851452
© 2005 | Published |  256  Pages
Previous Editions: 9781565934504

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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.

  • Foreword, Chapter 1 - Rationale for the Use of Sound Field Systems in Classrooms: The Basis of Teacher In-services, Chapter 2 - Sound Field Amplification and Speech Perception Processes in Children, Chapter 3 - The Classroom Environment and Speech Perception, Chapter 4 - Speech Perception in Specific Populations, Chapter 5 - Acoustical Measurement Procedures in Classrooms: A How-To Guide, Chapter 6 - Acoustical Modifications for Schools and Classrooms, Chapter 7 - Improving Speech Perception and Listening in the Classroom: Tips for the Teachers, Chapter 8 - Sound Field Amplification: A Comprehensive Literature Review, Chapter 9 - Sound Field Amplification: Steps to Placement in the Classroom, Chapter 10 - Measuring Efficacy: How to Conduct a Sound Field Amplification Study, Chapter 11 - Marketing and Obtaining Funding for Sound Field Amplification, Chapter 12 - Laws and Regulations that Govern the Utilization of Sound Field Amplification.

    • Case studies provide practical examples of the benefits of sound field amplification.
    • New technology and current ANSI (American National Standards Institute) standards are included to ensure readers have the most relevant information.
    • A new chapter on laws and regulations addresses the concept of universal design and discusses changing attitudes about assistive technology.
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  • 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.

    Carol Flexer has been a professor of Audiology at the University of Akron for over 20 years where her focus has been pediatric and education Audiology. She has lectured internationally and authored over 80 publications. She is the past president of the Educational Audiology Association and the American Academy of Audiology.

    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.