The Dragonfly Story

Environment

Strategies must be put in place to reduce the amount of classroom noise generated. Noise reduction strategies may include:

  • the use of soft furnishings;
  • carpeting classroom floors;
  • encouraging other children to limit excess noise, particularly at prime listening times;
  • turning off external noise sources such as radios or noisy air-conditioners;
  • placing rubber stoppers at the bottoms of chairs, and
  • lining the walls or ceilings with sound-proofing material.

While it may not be possible to adopt all of these measures, any steps towards reducing the amount of noise within the classroom will have a significant impact on the ability of a child with conductive hearing loss to hear and participate in the scheduled activities.