Category: About Sound

School acoustic research overview says minimise sound levels whilst maximising speech intelligibility

Professor Emeritus Bridget Shield recently presented a comprehensive school acoustic research overview at the Transitions18 education research symposium in Copenhagen. Bridget’s overview highlighted that the importance of acoustics in schools has been know about for a long time although the research has only really accelerated over the last 50+ years. BS looked at the typical […]

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Are restaurants and bars too loud in New York City? Landmark case study….

An evidence-based study to raise noise pollution awareness was presented last month at INTER-NOISE 2018 in Chicago by Gregory Scott, Founder of SoundPrint. This is, according to the Abstract: The first large-scale study conducted on sound levels, using the novel SoundPrint smartphone app, of more than 2250 venues in New York City shows that the average […]

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Artistic aspects of Architectural sound – Master Thesis by Tim Elfström

We asked Tim to give us a summary insight into his recent Thesis which he has completed as part of a collaborative Lund University study report with Ecophon. Tim is a qualified architect (Arkitekt MSA), has just recently completed his Master Thesis at Lund and is now a consultant helping other architects understand and include […]

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5 tips for the hearing impaired

One of our editors, Morten Roar Berg, has recently been a speaker at an event for hearing impaired people. Here are his reflections after the event.   Recently I had the pleasure of doing my first presentation for a crowd with either inborn hearing impairment or hearing damage. It really broadened my professional perspective. In my […]

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Room acoustic descriptors – RT, C50 and Strength/ Gain

Reverberation (RT) time still remains the primary indicator of room acoustic response and RT is also known to be the only demand/descriptor in building regulations for room acoustics in healthcare facilities, schools and day care centres and offices. However, previous work and research for many years has shown that RT alone can be insufficient to […]

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Modular operating rooms – how do they really sound??

Modular rooms Building a hospital is a complex task to do and especially operating rooms can be a challenge. The functionality of the room has to be ‘spotless’ as well as the cleanliness. In a lot of projects – both new buildings and renovations – modular operation rooms are used to secure a short, controlled […]

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I can’t hear myself think – lessons learned!

During a recent weeklong visit to Melbourne, my main purpose was to attend the Innovative Learning Environments and Teacher Change (ILETC) research project partners meeting and attend the ILETC education research Transitions Symposium “Transitions Inhabiting Innovative Learning Environments Symposium”. However, it was also an excellent opportunity to discuss and raise awareness about the importance of […]

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Transitions Symposium – Inhabiting Innovative Learning Environments

The first of a series of three worldwide symposiums took place in Melbourne earlier this month. The Melbourne ILETC Transitions Symposium – “Inhabiting Innovative Learning Environments Symposium” was organised by Innovative Learning Environments and Teacher Change (ILETC) research project and occurred the day after the ILETC project Annual Partners meeting. I attended and gained a lot […]

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How does the Child perceive the Sound Environment? | CHILD & NOISE – INTERDISCIPLINARY SYMPOSIUM

Event: CHILD & NOISE – INTERDISCIPLINARY SYMPOSIUM 17 March 2017 The Sound Environment Centre at Lund University in Sweden Last Friday, Frans Mossberg and Eja Pedersen of the Sound Environment Centre, organised and moderated a thought-provoking and powerful interdisciplinary symposium with a wide range of speakers from around northern Europe, focused on how a child […]

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Sensing the space – New podcast episode

In this special edition of the A Sound Effect on People podcast, we join Lauren Kruger and Dr Annemarie Lombard in South Africa and delve into the effect of our senses and so-called sensory intelligence in our daily life. Click and listen   This episode gives an insight into how the sensory stimuli affect the way we act within our […]

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