Architectural Barriers to Normalization : The Acoustic Environment of Group HomesBy Shae, M. Arch, Research Associate, Scott M. Chur, Research Associate, Kelly McBride, Research Assistant, Maureen, Center for Assistive Technology / Adaptive Environments Lab, State University of New York at Buffalo NY; Proceedings of the RESNA '95 Annual Conference, Vol. 15
(Pages: 620-622) Publication Date: 1995
This article describes a study which examined the acoustic conditions in several group homes for persons with disabilities. It is believed that poor acoustical conditions (loudness of ambient sound level, high reverberation) leads to a decrease in general comfort level. Sound pressure levels and reverberation were measured in four residential homes and the data analysed. The investigators make recommendations and suggestions for the improvement of the acoustical qualities of group homes. A graph details reverberation effects and a drawing shows the plan of a group home.
Published by: Rehabilitation Engineering & Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA) (Website:http://www.resna.org)
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