The merits of Soundfield explained: how delivering auditory stimuli evenly throughout learning spaces creates learning ‘magic’

October 15, 2020

In 2015 Hear and Learn hosted Carol Flexer, Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Audiology, The University of Akron and Northeast Ohio Au.D. Consortium (NOAC) to present seminars around Australia.

Please see a ‘best of’ video from the Melbourne Seminar.

Among other topics, Professor Flexer explains how explains how connecting sound to the brain is crucial. Using technology, this sound must be thorough for all students irrespective of how far they are away from a teacher so that consonants – the parts of words that fade quickly when we talk – are truly ‘meaning units’ for all learners. Adults can predict what half-heard words are, but learners cannot.

Hear and Learn tech emphasises higher frequencies so consonants stand out. Speech intelligibility improves with our technology and this is demonstrated and explained.