SAC Webinar: An Update on Classroom Acoustics

Reanne Pernitsky, M.Sc., AuD, R.Aud
June 12 2019
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Presented by Reanne Pernitsky, M.Sc., AuD, R.Aud

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Registration deadline: June 11, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. (ET)

June 12, 2019 – 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. (ET)

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*All registered participants must be SAC members/associates


Cancellation Policy: Because we have limited spaces available for participants, if you are unable to attend the webinar you registered for, please contact Bev Cooper at as soon as possible.


Intended audience: Speech-Language Pathologists, Speech-Language Pathology Assistant, Audiologists, Audiology Assistant, Speech and Hearing Assistant, Students

This session pertains to: Pre-School (0-4), School Aged (5-17), Adult (18-64)

Level: Introductory/Intermediate (Assumes that the participant has little to general familiarity with the literature and professional practice within the areas covered.)


The ability to hear, listen and process auditory information effectively is crucial to learning for all students. Recently, SAC released a position paper on classroom acoustics. This webinar will provide an overview of classroom acoustics and the detrimental impact of noise on student learning, as well as the negative health effects on educators and students. The need for acoustic standards in classrooms will also be discussed.

Learning Outcomes

  • Participants will become familiar with the SAC Position Paper on Classroom Acoustics.
  • Participants will be able to identify three main factors that influence classroom acoustics and approaches to improve auditory access.
  • Participants will be able to understand the need to advocate for awareness and the development of acoustic standards for the classroom.

This webinar is eligible for SAC CEEs (Category A).

Presenter Biography

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Reanne Pernitsky, M.Sc., AuD, R.Aud

Reanne brings both a personal and a professional perspective to the field of audiology. Born with a moderately severe to a profound hearing loss in both ears, Reanne was diagnosed at the age of three and has worn hearing aids ever since. She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Alberta, her Master of Science from the University of British Columbia and her Doctor of Audiology degree from A.T. Still University, Arizona’s School of Health Sciences. 

Reanne works as an educational audiologist in multiple school districts within the Edmonton area and provides support to children with hearing loss. She also consults on industrial audiology through her own private business. Her previous experiences also include pediatric diagnostics with Alberta Health Services and chairing SAC’s Classroom Acoustic Position Paper Ad Hoc Committee.

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