Noises carry

Flooring as one solution to the multifaceted problem of classroom acoustics.

Despite the influx of technology-based teaching in classrooms, actual teachers remain critical to learning. However, teachers’ effectiveness depends on their students’ ability to hear and understand them. Often, classroom acoustics influence this ability.

Various sound-related factors compete with the teacher’s voice. The first is reverberation, a series of quickly repeated sounds that bounce off hard, smooth surfaces, like walls, nonporous floor coverings and furnit

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