Helping the hearing impaired at Minute Maid

May 28, 2009 4:11:21 AM PDT
Some eighth-graders from Bailey Middle School in Spring are looking for the best seats at Minute Maid Park. Yesterday, the students went section by section using laptops to gather audio data from all over the park. The data will help them determine the best seat for people with hearing disabilities. The kids say it's all about how sound waves interact with objects inside Minute Maid.

"If you have a hearing disability, the first time you want it to have a big amplitude," said student Jacob Cullen. "And for the echo, you want it to have a small amplitude, so it's not a lot of echoes bouncing back at you."

The students will now compile data they took from around the stadium, then write up a report on the results.

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