How to control noise pollution in schools?
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1. Encourage students to bring noise-canceling headphones and to use them in areas where background noise is high.
2. Utilize soundproofing materials to reduce sound-carrying and reflective surfaces.
3. Install sound masking systems or acoustic panels specifically designed for classrooms to absorb sound waves.
4. Set up noise guidelines for all school users, including staff and students.
5. Close doors and windows to reduce the amount of noise coming into the building.
6. Educate students, staff and parents on the importance of noise reduction and promote noise control initiatives.
7. Utilize noise canceling technologies such as white noise machines or noise-canceling curtains.
8. Reexamine the need for security systems that cause excessive noise in hallways, stairwells and other areas of the school.