The quality of teaching is noticeably enhanced as each child responds openly throughout the day to clear, intelligible instruction, regardless of class size, background noise, seat location or if a child has a mild hearing loss, a common daily occurrence at the elementary level.
Improves student attention (particularly with ADD students) resulting in easier classroom management, less student distraction, less need to repeat instructions and higher listening skills test scores.
Results in less stress for all, and reduces teacher absences due to vocal strain and voice fatigue from a measured 15% down to 2-3% in one year.
Short Range Benefits (Several Weeks)
Overall classroom management is improved markedly, discipline problems are reduced, student on task times are more consistently on schedule, and test-taking time is reduced.
Increased student motivation, participation, and speaking confidence results from better hearing, increased speech & language growth, and improved voicing capabilities.
Long Range Benefits (Months/Years)
Results in improvement in reading & language test scores in the early months, notable for all students at all levels.
Statistically significant gains are made in overall composite test scores, evident in less than one full school year, and have been maintained in research study periods for up to three years.
Research has confirmed where early K-6 classroom sound enhancement has been introduced, numbers of students placed in special education referrals has been reduced by up to 43% over five year periods.