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Noisy classrooms interfere with learning

Photo credit: Arthur Krijgsman by Arline L. Bronzaft, Ph.D., Board of Directors, GrowNYC, Co-founder, The Quiet Coalition, and Honorary Chair, Quiet American Skies Natalie Wexler's recent article, “Elementary Classrooms Are Too Noisy for Kids to Learn,” was not surprising to me because my study demonstrating elevated train noise impaired reading scores of children in classrooms

More proof that noise affects children’s cognitive development

Photo credit: Aleksandar Pasaric by Arline L. Bronzaft, Ph.D., Board of Directors, GrowNYC, Co-founder, The Quiet Coalition, and Honorary Chair, Quiet American Skies “Children who attend schools with more traffic noise show lower cognitive development,” reads the headline of an article reporting on a Barcelona Institute for Global Health study that was published in PLosMedicine.

Children and noise

Photo credit: sharyn morrow licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 by Daniel Fink, MD, Chair, The Quiet Coalition Our noise colleague Arline Bronzaft, PhD, wrote this wonderful essay for the Center for Hearing and Communication on the occasion of International Noise Awareness Day last month. Arline is truly a pioneer, recognized by the American Psychological Association

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