Specially adapted room acoustics

Reverberance

Good room acoustics involves the adaptation of the acoustics to the activities being carried on there. This might involve low noise levels, ease of hearing speech and, in music rooms, the acoustics must contribute to good sound reproduction. Sometimes limited sound propagation is required, such as in an open office landscape, while the music in a concert hall has to be heard properly at all the seats.  
 
To create room acoustic comfort, it must be understood that a number of different factors influence the hearing experience. The comprehensive acoustic assessment of a room requires the measurement of several different parameters if the hearing experience is to be correctly reflected. This is a question of room acoustic descriptors that are linked to reverberance, speech clarity, auditory strength and spatial decay. Room acoustic design nowadays is almost only about reverberance!   
 
Remember

Remember:
  • Many different factors influence the hearing experience
  • The acoustic evaluation of a room requires the measurement of several room acoustic descriptors relevant to the hearing experience