Schools must make allowances for kids' hearing problems

December 2006
Education (14637073);12/8/2006, Issue 250, p3
The article reports that the Royal National Institute for the Deaf (RNID) appeals to the British government and schools to put emphasis on the acoustic environment of the classroom as well as to use sound field systems. RNID asserts that schoolchildren are at risk of losing out on classroom teaching due to undiagnosed hearing problems. Dr. Mark Downs, Executive Director of Technology of RNID, stresses that it has significant implications for the education of children.


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