ACOUSTICAL CORRECTION AND NOISE REDUCTION
THE IMPORTANCE OF ACOUSTIC CONTROL
Noise, or unwanted sound, can be an annoyance or, when it is excessive or prolonged, can disturb concentration, make speech difficult to hear or even damage hearing. Personal health, safety and productivity can be harmed as a result. As such, the control of background noise affects everybody.
The occupants of a building experience sound in two ways:
- As reverberations (or echoes) when the sources of the sound are in the same space (we will discuss acoustic absorption or correction measures).
- As airborne noise or impacts when the sounds are produced in adjacent spaces (we will discuss sound insulation or noise reduction).