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School Soundfield

Improves student results and behaviour

Reduces teacher voice strain

A good soundfield system enables all students in a classroom to hear equally well, wherever they are seated and in whichever direction the teacher is facing. Soundfield systems help you through the sound barrier.

Who do soundfield systems help? Everybody!

View a Case Study of Soundfield systems in use at Auriol Junior School

Swift Digital
Swift Digital
The latest in classroom soundfield! An excellent value for money soundfield system offering superb sound quality, simple installation and stylish design
IR CLASSMATE Infra Red
IR CLASSMATE Infra Red
an excellent, secure choice for mainstream school Soundfield installation
Azden IRR-40P
Azden IRR-40P
a straightforward and affordable fixed classroom soundfield option from Azden, recognised worldwide as manufacturers of advanced audio technology
Phonak Roger Dynamic SoundField
Phonak Roger Dynamic SoundField
ideal for schools already using Phonak's Roger inspiro radio aids
Fixed Hall sound systems
Fixed Hall sound systems
the hall is the focus point for important meetings and other gatherings
Personal Soundfield
Personal Soundfield
gentle sound re-inforcement to help follow the lesson
Portable PA systems
Portable PA systems
very effective if a fixed sound system is not what you are looking for
SoundRanger portable PA equipment
SoundRanger portable PA equipment
Portable Wireless PA Systems
Waistband personal voice amplifiers
Waistband personal voice amplifiers
not a substitute for a class system but a useful short term aid
Why are soundfield systems used?

Students spend perhaps half the school day learning by listening. To hear well is essential for good student achievement. Most classrooms were not built with optimum acoustics in mind. At the rear of a typical classroom only around 55% of the speech energy remains and is diffused and ‘echoey’. Children are continually building their language base and do not have the same linguistic experience as adults: studies show that children need about a 10dBA louder speech signal than adults. Only students in their teens come close to matching adult speech recognition abilities.

Who do soundfield systems help?

Everybody! Although initial interest in a soundfield system tends to be generated by special needs support services in support of a particular student, once installed it is usually discovered that everyone in the room benefits. Teachers find that they have reduced voice strain (and stress!) and students respond faster, which results in a more effecient lesson. Even a simple command to 'turn to page six' tends to be responded to faster.

All students benefit in some way but those with various types of learning difficulties e.g. APD, ADHD and minor day to day short term hearing variations gain particular benefit.

With enhanced distributed sound from a soundfield system, students feel they are being spoken to with normal voice inflection rather than being spoken at with a raised monotone voice.

When should Soundfield systems be used?

For all class instruction by teachers and spoken participation by students.

A soundfield would not be used for individual instruction and it should not be used as a substitute for a personal fm radio aid for hearing aid users.

Hearing aid users require the best possible sound input quality and soundfield systems can be used side by side with personal fm radio aid systems. With the correct choice of equipment, the personal fm radio aid receiver ‘listens in’ to the classroom soundfield system. The teacher just wears their usual transmitter and the radio aid user has no embarrassment of needing to give the teacher their transmitter.

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  Other relevant questions: 

Is the soundfield for general mainstream use?
(rather than to cater for hearing aid users). If yes, all systems are suitable, however we'd recommend the IR Swift or the IR Classmate.

 
 

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