Good communication should be a goal for any classroom or learning space. Acoustic planning is extremely important in classrooms and other learning spaces to combat excessive noise that is disruptive to the learning process, affects speech perception, student behaviour, and educational outcomes.
Good acoustical design is important to enhance speech clarity and limit background noise to protect speech quality for both students and teachers. The impact of Poor acoustics affects not only the students learning, but also the teachers and lecturers who use their voices most of the time in education environments, putting them at risk of vocal injury in an attempt to be heard.
Low frequency sounds and background noise need to be reduced to provide better speech intelligibility and improve the communication. Depending on the size of the classroom there are various treatment options that could be employed. Pictured are just some of the projects Quiet Art have completed.