The Classroom Acoustics Coalition provides important background on the nature and scope of the problems caused by bad acoustics in classrooms, and offers practical planning strategies and methods to avoid or correct bad acoustics in existing or planned educational facilities.

Classroom Acoustics Booklet

Our booklet Classroom Acoustics is now online. It is an excellent resource for "creating learning environments with desirable listening conditions."

Read the Acoustical Society of America's statement in support of the new ANSI S12.60 standard for classroom acoustics.

Links to Contemporary Articles on Classroom Acoustics About the Coalition for Classroom Acoustics Quiet Classroom Experts in the Field
Materials from Past Workshops Non-Noise-Related Background on School Conditions Federal Access Board's Request for Information on Classroom Acoustics, Including Responses

The Classroom Acoustic Coalition brings together people engaged in planning, development or use of educational facilities, including:

Educators Speech Pathologists
Administrators Acousticians
Architects Government Officials
Audiologists Concerned Parents

Poor classroom acoustics (high noise level or reverberation):

Noisy classrooms can be avoided by design and corrected in a cost effective manner.