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LEGAL PROVISIONS

Royal Decree 1367/2007 implementing Noise Law 37/2003 lays down the acoustic quality targets in decibels (dB).

Noise in classrooms

40db

IN PRACTICE, THE AVERAGE NOISE IS 70 DB. THE W.H.O. RECOMMENDS IT SHOULD BE NO HIGHER THAN 65 DB

School canteens.

60db

IN PRACTICE, THE AVERAGE NOISE IS 85 DB. THERE ARE FREQUENT PEAKS OF 100 DB.

Adverse effects of noise

NOISE IS ONE OF THE MAIN CAUSES OF ACADEMIC FAILURE, AND AFFECTS STUDENTS, TEACHERS AND NON-TEACHING STAFF.

Problemas Auditivos

Temporary or permanent displacement of the hearing threshold.

Problemas no Auditivos

Higher blood pressure and irregular heartbeat.

Problemas Psicológicos

Poorer school performance.

Incapacidades Sociales

Inability to hear conversations under normal conditions.

Teaching and non-teaching staff

Enfermedades
  • Additional strain on the vocal cords.
  • Aphonia and dysphonia.
Estrés y fatiga

Mental fatigue, aggressiveness and stress.

Calidad Pedagógica

Reduces attention and concentration levels.

Coste Laboral

More sick leave.

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