Communication is a basic demand for everyone, especially Hearing impaired or Hard to hear people who need to use hearing devices.

For Hearing impaired, in daily activities the variable affecting communication most frequently is the acoustical environment and hearing devices. When the factor works, it support everyone, significantly people with disability to listen and communicate, people with hearing impairment can study better, work efficiently and live independently.

Those modifications make for a better listening and less stressful environment for everyone, but also can make the difference between understanding and not understanding speech for people who are hard of hearing performing their duties as citizens and children in school trying to learn.


Hearing impaired individuals experience many different kinds and degrees of hearing levels.  Many use assistive devices such as hearing aids or cochlear implants to enhance sound.  No matter the level of hearing, many hearing impaired people do sense sound in a way that can be a major distraction, especially for individuals with assistive hearing devices.  Reverberation caused by sound waves reflected by hard building surfaces can be especially distracting, even painful, for individuals using assistive devices.

Properly designed architectural acoustics is fundamental to access to the communications process. A poor acoustical environment is an architectural barrier to people with hearing, speech, language and visual impairments every bit as much as a set of stairs might be considered to be a barrier for a person in a wheelchair. The removal of acoustical/communication barriers and/or designing acoustically accessible rooms often requires no structural changes but rather requires only the addition of acoustical sound-absorbing materials to correct the situation. Carpet, acoustical wall panels, acoustical baffles or acoustical ceilings are some of the corrective measures that easily can be employed. Frequently such measures do not involve significant financial commitment and may in fact be considered “cost effective” given the shear numbers that such measures accommodate. 


Architecture Acoustic At “ELBSCHULE” – Hearing And Communication Training Center, Hamburg Germany Acoustic Design Integrated In Reconstruction And Energetic Renovation For Change Of Building Use


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