It seems obvious that noise would affect children’s learning, but it took a groundbreaking study by Dr. Arline Bronzaft to prove it. And now we have a standard for classroom acoustics.
David M. Sykes tells us about Potter Park Zoo in Lansing, Michigan, which is offering hearing protection to visitors who suffer from sensory overload.
Noise pioneer Dr. Arline Bronzaft introduces a new noise and sound curriculum for New York City schools. Click to learn about her efforts to make the world a quieter place.
The first autism-certified water park opens in Florida, which must be exciting for people with autism and their families. Hope this takes off and more options become available to people who can’t tolerate noise.
Will kids face an epidemic of hearing loss? Sadly yes if the government
continues to ignore the potential auditory damage kids will suffer due to unregulated earbud use.
Protecting children’s hearing requires preventing exposure to loud sound. Start them young with ear muffs, and don’t give in to their pleas for headphones—you can’t monitor the sound volume if you can’t hear it!