Effects of sound environment on performance of studying for an exam in an open learning environment.

One of the functions of open-plan study environments is to study for exams. The influence of the background noise, that is different number of people talking in the background and different room acoustic conditions, on the (perceived) performance of students is investigated here. First author Ella Braat-Eggen (with a PhD from our group) is working…

dr. Ella Braat-Eggen!

At Tuesday June 23th, Ella Braat-Eggen defended her PhD thesis 'Auditory Distraction in Open-Plan Study Environments in Higher Education' at TU/e! The defense was in a hybrid form, with promotors and limited audience on campus, and committee members and more audience present via videoconferencing. The thesis can be found here and a summary video on…

Kick-off Equal-Life project

The H2020 project Equal-Life had is kick-off event at 12-14 February in Utrecht (NL). The project will develop and test combined exposure data using a novel approach to multi-modal exposures and theirimpact on children’s mental health and development. From the Building Acoustics group, the involvement consists of Maud Dohmen, Ella-Braat, Maarten Hornikx and a new…