And their effect on learning environments
Ambient Noise (dBA)
Noisy rooms obstruct children’s ability to concentrate and perform, wherever they are. The Learnometer has an ambient noise sensor measuring between 40 abd 95dB, A-weighted, slow-response.
Professor Heppell advises sound above around 72 decibels starts to be disruptive – although what the sound is matters too. A simple guide for beats per minute is to stay below 80 bpm