Vocal effort of teachers in different classrooms

Jamilla Balint, Rafael Philip Ludwig, Gerhard Graber

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Abstract

Classroom acoustics can be one of the reasons for causing voice disorders among teachers. The purpose of this study was to investigate the vocal effort of teachers and the noise level of students under different classroom conditions (reverberant and less reverberant classrooms, junior and senior level, different teaching types like teacher-centered teaching and team work). We were able to carry out measurements over a period of two weeks, where the same two classes were taught by the same teachers in a reverberant classroom during the first week and in a less reverberant classroom during the second week. The results indicate a much greater increase of the vocal effort of the teachers over a period of six hours in a reverberant classroom compared to a less reverberant classroom. In addition, teaching younger students requires a greater vocal effort since the noise level is much higher. Also, extended breaks are crucial for the recovery of the voice in reveberant spaces, whereas the voice needs less time to
recover in less reverberant spaces. A questionnaire filled out by the participating teachers confirmed that the level of exhaustion at the end of the day is much greater in reverberant spaces.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication173rd Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America and the 8th Forum Acusticum
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Event173rd Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America and the 8th Forum Acusticum - Boston, MA, Boston, United States
Duration: 25 Jun 201729 Jun 2017
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Conference173rd Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America and the 8th Forum Acusticum
Abbreviated titleAcoustics '17 Boston
CountryUnited States
CityBoston
Period25/06/1729/06/17
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Balint, J., Ludwig, R. P., & Graber, G. (2017). Vocal effort of teachers in different classrooms. In 173rd Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America and the 8th Forum Acusticum

Vocal effort of teachers in different classrooms. / Balint, Jamilla; Ludwig, Rafael Philip; Graber, Gerhard.

173rd Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America and the 8th Forum Acusticum. 2017.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionResearch

Balint, J, Ludwig, RP & Graber, G 2017, Vocal effort of teachers in different classrooms. in 173rd Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America and the 8th Forum Acusticum. 173rd Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America and the 8th Forum Acusticum, Boston, United States, 25/06/17.
Balint J, Ludwig RP, Graber G. Vocal effort of teachers in different classrooms. In 173rd Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America and the 8th Forum Acusticum. 2017
Balint, Jamilla ; Ludwig, Rafael Philip ; Graber, Gerhard. / Vocal effort of teachers in different classrooms. 173rd Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America and the 8th Forum Acusticum. 2017.
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