Hear the Future – The challenges of the acoustic environment are the theme of the conference for architects, parents and the world of science, which will take place on February 16, 2021 at 10:00. The Online Encounter is the summary of the fifth edition of the anti-noise campaign, titled “I Hear Good Voices.” The aim of the project is to educate health, especially children, from noise and to promote good practices in the construction of acoustics.

A third of Poles of all ages live with excessive noise, including the majority of primary school children. Our hearing is slowly deteriorating, affecting our overall quality of life. Loud noise is the most common cause of psychomotor hyperactivity in children. The number of hard of hearing children is increasing so rapidly that specialists are beginning to classify the hearing impairment as a cultural disease.– says Hannah Wilenska of the Philharmonic Education Center in Szczecin.

During the online conference, representatives of the scientific community, activists from the third sector, and employees of acoustics-related companies and medical centers will speak. In their speeches, they will cover topics such as: city acoustics, noise in public spaces, the psychology of hearing, hearing health, new technologies in the field of working with acoustic and acoustic design. You will encounter theoretical knowledge with artistic and educational practices.

Conference program on the audio environment

10:00 – 10:10
Welcome to the participants by Mrs. Dorota Seroa, Director of the Philharmonic M. Karłowicz in Szczecin
10:10 – 10:20
Summary of the “I Can Hear Good Voices” campaign – Edition 2020/2021
10:20 – 10:30
Announcing the results of the school harmony areas concepts competition

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BLOK I:
10:30 – 10:50
the professor. Dariusz Brzostek (Nicolaus Copernicus University of Toru) – The Age of Hype – on the cultural norms of noise perception
10:50 – 11:10
Justyna Stasiowska (Jagiellonian University in Krakow) – Hear the synthetic and political nature of consumption by ear
11:10 – 11:25
Discussion

BLOK II:
11:25 – 11:45
Krzysztof B. Marciniak (“Glissando”) – sound environment. We learn to listen again
11:45 – 12:05
Dr. Mishai Janucha (Composer, Conductor) – Modern applications and technological solutions useful in ear training
12:05 – 12:20
Discussion

BLOK III:
12:20 – 12:40
the professor. Tomasz Misiak (University of the Arts in Poznan) – phonocultural spaces
12:40 – 13:00
Dr. Gadwija ​​Zimpel (Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan) – Urban acoustic design facing the city crowd
13:00 – 13:15
Discussion

13:15 – 13:45 Break

BLOK IV:
13:45 – 14:05
Anna Zarradni (Composer, Instrument) – Sound and Architecture, Senses and Space / Illusion and Deep Listening
14:05 – 14:25
Krzysztof Topolski (drummer, sound engineer) – listening workshop
14:25 – 14:40
Discussion

BLOK V:
14:40 – 15:00
Mikołaj Jarosz (Ecophon) – Indoor acoustics change everything – Elementary school survey results
15:00 – 15:20
Anna Dibroska (Medincus Center for Hearing and Speech) – Selected aspects of hearing health

15:20 – 15:30 The conclusion of the conference