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Classroom acoustics project grants

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The Victorian Deaf Education Review 2008 highlighted the benefits of providing optimal acoustic environments for hard of hearing students which included: reduced noise in classrooms; promoting safe and orderly classroom environments; enabling student concentration, comprehension and participation; reducing learning barriers; promoting inclusive classrooms and learning strategies; and developing and maintaining healthy vocal use for teachers.
 
In May this year VDEI encouraged deaf facilities in primary and secondary schools, and specialist schools for the deaf to apply for funding for projects that will develop and test innovative approaches to enhancing classroom acoustic environments.
 
Preference was given to applications for portable soundfield systems, as there are recognised benefits for the whole classroom learning environment. VDEI is pleased to announce that it has met the funding for all applications, and an external evaluation of the benefits will be undertaken.