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Bibliography - Improving the Listening Environment for Deaf Children


Berg, Frederick S
Acoustics and sound systems in school
Singular, 1993
ISBN: 1565930797
Focuses on acoustic problems in classrooms and describes materials, equipment and methods for alleviating problems in listening and learning in this type of environment.

Berg, Frederick S
Facilitating classroom listening
Taylor & Francis, 1987
ISBN: 0850665965
A handbook for teachers of hearing and hard of hearing students.

Department for Education and Skills (DfES)
Acoustic design of schools: a design guide (Building bulletin 93)
Stationery Office, 2003
ISBN: 0112711057
This guide aims to provide information on regulations, advice and recommendations for the acoustic design of schools. Covers Acoustic performance; Noise control; External noise; Rooms for speech; Rooms for music; Design for pupils with special hearing requirements.

Don't limit your senses: sound and the learning environment
Ecophon, 2002
ISBN: 9197419311
Highlights common acoustic and other problems in any indoor environment and suggests measures to be taken, in particular it focuses on educational settings.

National Deaf Children's Society (NDCS)
Acoustics toolkit: a toolkit to improve acoustic conditions for deaf children
NDCS, 2007
Provides advice and guidance to schools and local authorities to help them create a better learning environment for all children, including those who are deaf. The guidance is laid out in two parts: first an overview aimed at non-specialist staff and secondly, more technical advice aimed at specialists.

National Deaf Children's Society (NDCS)
Quality standards for the use of personal FM systems: promoting easier listening for deaf children
NDCS, 2008
The UK Children's FM working group set out their quality standards for the use of FM systems (also known as radio aids) with deaf children in the UK. Includes a CD-ROM with good practice guidelines to complement the standards.