Do classroom sound systems reduce special-education referrals?

08/2/2011 | T.H.E. Journal

Research shows that even minimal hearing loss can have a dramatic effect on students' school performance, causing them to be more distracted, disruptive and increasing the likelihood they will be referred for special education. However, studies show sound-reinforcement and sound-amplification systems in the classroom may help schools address the issue, and allow schools to educate more students who cannot hear or who have significant hearing impairments.

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