Category: Acoustics miscellaneous

Euronoise 2018 – Building Acoustics and Health

Our editor Andrea Harman, Concept Developer for Healthcare in the UK, attended Euronoise in Crete – and here are her main takeaway points from the session: Building Acoustics and Health. Effects of children charcteristics on sound environment in fast food restaurants in china – Liu Shanshan This interesting session started with the question would you […]

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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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The effect of scattering in rooms with acoustic ceilings

Rooms with acoustic ceilings Today we see a lot of public rooms with acoustic ceilings – and that is good! But in these rooms especially the reverberation time and speech clarity does not only depend on the absorption material in the room. Scattering plays an important role for the room acoustic design and therefor furniture […]

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Input data – how do we predict room acoustics?

Calculation tools Recently a new acoustic calculation tool has been published. It is based on Air Flow Resistance (AFR) and calculates several room acoustic descriptors. This article aims to explain why calculations based on the Sabine equation are not always the whole truth. Background – Sabine and ISO 3382-1/2 A long tradition of research shows […]

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Seven great female acousticians on Twitter

In celebration of International Women’s Day, we’d like to put the spotlight on a handful of all the fabulous female acousticians out there. While it is a male-dominated industry, there are many women contributing to the profession and often working hard to improve the gender balance by encouraging more young women to join. The openness of […]

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Interview with Acoustic Bulletin Editor – Holger Brokmann

It’s time to meet another Acoustic Bulletin Editor, and this time we go to Germany and have a chat with Holger Brokmann. Holger has a Diploma in Educational Science and a passion for music and guitars. He loves playing them, even building them and modifying the ones he buys. In fact, when asked how many […]

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Enhancing sound experiences of concert halls

  Norwegian Acoustician, Magne Skålevik, is a real sound enthusiast. In this guest post, he tells us a bit more about his research project on concert halls and invites us to visit AKUTEK, an independent site for knowledge on room acoustics and concert halls in particular, founded by Magne himself. What’s in between noise and […]

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From nowhere, Carly experienced sudden sensorineural hearing loss in her left ear

What happened next is not only for those of us with an interest in hearing but is also a really important story which could really help anyone who might have a similar issue in the future…. Carly’s personal story highlights how vulnerable we can become without our hearing functioning properly and the subsequent challenges during this […]

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Our top 5 posts on acoustics 2017

Wow, we sure get a good spread of topics on this little blog of ours and maybe, just maybe, this is what you like about it? When we summarise the major news and events in room acoustics 2017 we look back on everything from a nearly tropical ICBEN in Zurich, to interesting new podcast episodes […]

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Are Italian architecture students the best in the world?

– at least when it comes to knowledge in Acoustic Comfort!   Architecture and architects have the ability to inspire, engage and even be life-enhancing. But why has one single sense – sight – become so predominant in architectural culture and design? In order to tackle the suppression of the other four senses, I would […]

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