Acoustics in nursery institutions focused on children - Practical methodologies observing sound environment from children's view

Saki Noguchi, Yoshio Yamasaki, Tadashi Konishi, Yasuhiro Oikawa

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Abstract

This study aims to create sound environment as educational surroundings for children, and we research methodology of sound environmental observing from children's viewpoint. We observed how children interacting with sound environment in the kindergarten, and measured sound field that surrounded children. The characteristic of kindergarten sound was 1∼2kHz and low frequency range sound that accompanied with children's behavior, and almost noisy about over 70dB(LAeq,10m). And, we classified their activities into three types and these models showedthat the planning of sound environment design varied according to activity's aims. We alsomeasured acoustical characteristics focusing on the height of children's ears. It was suggestedthat interior design influenced sound environment that surrounded children and these tended to be different from adult.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication38th International Congress and Exposition on Noise Control Engineering 2009, INTER-NOISE 2009
Pages4803-4810
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Dec 1
Event38th International Congress and Exposition on Noise Control Engineering 2009, INTER-NOISE 2009 - Ottawa, ON, Canada
Duration: 2009 Aug 232009 Aug 26

Publication series

Name38th International Congress and Exposition on Noise Control Engineering 2009, INTER-NOISE 2009
Volume7

Conference

Conference38th International Congress and Exposition on Noise Control Engineering 2009, INTER-NOISE 2009
CountryCanada
CityOttawa, ON
Period09/8/2309/8/26

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics

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