A noisy classroom or lecture hall can be significantly detrimental to the teacher or lecturer’s ability to communicate, and the students’ ability to listen.Studies show that poor classroom acoustics can affect behaviour, concentration, understanding of speech, attention, reading and the ability to spell.
Productivity is key for all businesses, and one of the leading factors that can negatively affect this is a noisy and distracting working environment in which concentration is difficult and speech intelligibility compromised. Office spaces can very easily be some of the noisiest we encounter in the working day,
Acoustic treatment can be highly beneficial in healthcare environments. Reception areas and waiting rooms can often be busy spaces, with many clients and patients contributing to excessive sound levels. This can make the room uncomfortable, and in the worst instances speech intelligibility can be harmed.