The UDL Educational Technology Guide 2019-2020: Technology for Special Education

John F. O'Sullivan

Section 19 Measure Sound Volume 

The volume we speak at is something we take for granted. Most of us have the self-awareness to the point we can talk at a level that people will not hear across the room. Anyone could speak too loudly. For some with autism or speech disorders, this can be a real issue. One way to teach this is with feedback. That does not mean you just scold someone. With these simple apps, you can give a quantitative number that illustrates just how loud they are. Then a student can practice talking lower and see the difference based on a measured number. 


Decibel X - dBA Noise Meter
This is a very good free sound meter. 

Decibel X PRO: dBA Noise Meter
This is a paid version of a good sound meter app. 

Decibel : dB sound level meter
This is an inexpensive sound meter with some very good reviews. You can also make some in-app purchases.

Voice Meter Pro
This is a sound meter that you have to pay a small fee to buy. However, the app is very good and worth the money if you use it on a regular basis. 

Google Play Apps

Sound Meter dB
This is a very good sound meter from the Google Play Store. 

Sound Meter - Decibel meter & Noise meter
This is a sound meter app that gets some good reviews. 


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