Lightspeed classroom audio systems ensure clarity of speech and even sound distribution – even when masks are worn and students are situated at greater distances.
Difficulties Are Numerous And Include:
- Loss of visual cues for comprehension: Non-transparent masks will make it impossible for students to read teachers’ lips and properly interpret facial expressions, making them entirely reliant on the teacher’s voice.
- Reduced audibility or loudness of the teacher’s voice: Masks will dampen the teacher’s voice and increased social distance will make it difficult for everyone to hear.
- Decrease in intelligibility or clarity: Recent studies show masks reduce high frequencies by as much as 12 dB 2, making it extremely difficult for students to clearly understand their teachers.
- Increase in teacher vocal strain: Even more stress will be placed on the teacher’s voice as they attempt to overcome these barriers.
We Have An Amazing Solution!
Lightspeed’s pendant microphone combined with a Redcat, Topcat or 955 classroom audio solution overcomes the audibility and intelligibility challenges brought on by masks and social distance. When teachers use a microphone, the audio level and quality of their voice is dramatically improved, ensuring all students can clearly and effectively hear every word.