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Classroom acoustics project update

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The Deaf Education Review highlighted the need for optimal acoustic environments for deaf and hard of hearing students. During 2011, we provided 27 Victorian schools with 67 soundfield systems. Dr Dianne Toe from The University of Melbourne is conducting an external review of the project. Schools and deaf facilities have provided VDEI with a great deal of positive anecdotal feedback including from one teacher who commented:
"We have three soundfields in the school now. Now we wish we had one in every classroom. We take it outside for sports rotations on Tuesday. They go for an hour and a half and it is so much easier to run them with the soundfield. I even used it for bike ed. I took it out on the road and the kids could hear me from one end of the block to the other, explaining points to them. It's fantastic!"