Category: Acoustics

Finnish study finds that the sound environment affects children’s listening skills

Finnish study finds that the sound environment affects children’s listening skills

Oct 03 2019
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Noise and a poor sound environment can hinder linguistic development of nursery school children, says Doctor of Philosophy Elina Niemitalo-Haapola in her dissertation. According to the study, more attention should be paid to children’s sound and learning environments. While working as a speech therapist, Elina Niemitalo-Haapola went to kindergartens, schools and homes to find out

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When to Hire an Acoustic Consultant

Sep 26 2019
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Every project is unique. Even if there are acoustical requirements, certainly many projects will not require the detailed review of an acoustic consultant. However, not using a consultant can be more costly than hiring one, especially if there are noise complaints and post-tenant modifications or retrofits needed to fix these issues. Learn when hiring an

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Whats the Difference Between White Noise and Pink Noise

Sep 16 2019
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Here’s a question we get everyday! What’s the difference between white noise and pink noise? Sound masking systems are often described as “white noise machines” or “pink noise speaker systems”. In reality, they are approximated as a blend of both. White noise is the same sound intensity at all frequencies, while pink noise decreases in

Fig.1 – Cre-Cottê’s dining room both pre- (upper left) and post- (upper right) intervention, and drawing of the panels installed (bottom).

Good acoustics as an extra source of income in restaurants

Sep 13 2019
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Internoise 2019, Madrid It’s all about money! Juan Negreira held a really inspiring presentation at Internoise 2019 – about how a room acoustic intervention in a restaurant lead to better income. Below are his findings and discussion and if you want to know more about the project and get access to the original paper, you

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Using Art for Office Space Acoustics

Sep 07 2019
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CAN Community Health is a not-for-profit comprehensive care clinic with 34 offices located throughout Florida and South Carolina to provide medical social and educational services. Recently CAN Community opened their new facility headquarters in Sarasota Florida, where the team at Commercial Acoustics was hired to advise on as well as fabricate and install soundproofing and

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Robot Assisting the surgeon in the Operating Room!

Sep 04 2019
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One of our editors, Swedish Concept Developer Healhcare, Maria Quinn – had the opportunity to be present during a robotic surgery. Here are her thoughts and reflections on the sound environment in such a specialized area. Robotic surgery Da Vinci robot Robotic surgery, or robot-assisted surgery, allows doctors to perform many types of complex procedures with more

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Zasu Restaurant Treated with Custom Color Acoustic Panels

Aug 28 2019
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Solving acoustic problems in restaurants can be challenging, especially when the restaurant’s design emphasizes its own unique interior aesthetics.  Acoustic panels must be able to homogenize with a restaurant’s custom trim, molding, and paint to match the interior environment.  Commercial Acoustics has made tremendous progress with the customization of acoustic panels, particularly with custom color

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Diversity at Internoise 2019 – Top 3 presentations

Aug 25 2019
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Half way through Internoise 2019 in Madrid one thing is clear: It is a buffet of knowledge! From sessions on ‘Architectural and building acoustics’ to ‘Environmental noise’ to ‘Noise and health’ (and everything in between). Internoise, Euronoise, ICA etc. are always the places to go if you need new inspiration and today especially three really

Professor Pablo Luis Rendón – Ernesto Accolti

Professor Pablo Luis Rendón – Ernesto Accolti

Aug 22 2019
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Welcome to the fifth installment of Interviews with Interview with Latin American Acousticians. You can find the previous interviews at http://acousticstoday.org/accolti. Today we interview Professor Pablo Luis Rendón from the Autonomous National University of Mexico. His research topic has been  nonlinear acoustics since the first steps of his Ph.D. at the University of Cambridge. He