Beth Brady and Susan Stibal, co-founders of Hear to Learn, on how audio technology can improve student learning.


Desk chairs squeak. Radiators rattle. Vents hum. Classrooms are noisy--and it's only getting worse. Many "open concept" schools don't even have walls to contain noise between rooms. It's no wonder research shows that kids not seated in the front row miss 30 to 50 percent of what their teachers say.

Other factors can put kids even further behind. Maybe our student sits in the back, speaks English as a second language, has ear...

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