Acoustic Treatment for Various Spaces
When creating a comfortable and functional space, acoustics play a crucial role. Whether it’s a bustling open-plan office, a busy classroom, or a conference room, the quality of sound can significantly impact the experience of the people using the space. That’s why Avenue Interior Systems specialises in acoustically treating a wide range of spaces to ensure optimal sound quality and comfort.
Public spaces are designed to promote human contact and social activities. They should be safe, welcoming, and accommodating for all users, with design and architectural features that are visually interesting. Examples of public spaces include libraries, cultural centres, churches, and community centres.
In a public space it’s normal to be surrounded by people laughing and talking, children shouting, music blaring, vehicle and machinery noise, and phones ringing. But while it may be 'normal', it’s not necessarily enjoyable.
Most of us don't expect silence, but we do expect to be able to converse easily and enjoy ourselves when in a public space.
We don't like having to shout to our companions over the noise from other people. We don't like not hearing a phone call or an announcement because there's too much music. And we don't want to leave a venue with our ears pounding and heads aching, desperate for quiet.
Excess noise levels cause stress and increased risk of high blood pressure, heart disease, and obesity. To prevent these non-auditory health impacts, a person’s daily average noise exposure should be less than 55 decibels.
Avenue Interior Systems' acoustic solutions are ideal for excessively noisy public places. With their absorptive qualities they help to reduce reverberated noise and echo, and quieten an area to ensure user satisfaction.
Delivering Custom Office Soundproofing Solutions
It’s no surprise that noise can reduce cognitive performance and contribute to work errors. Studies also show that excessive workplace noise can lead to decreased productivity, illness, stress, fatigue, lower job satisfaction and declining morale.
According to one study, workers lose as much as 86 minutes per day due to noise distractions. These distractions may come from machine noise, such as a fan whirring or printer humming. Yet the most distracting noise to the human ear is conversation.
Anything from colleagues on the phone or a meeting taking place nearby, to laughter or even someone exclaiming in annoyance can be distracting to workers.
Avenue Interior Systems delivers office soundproofing solutions for quiet, productive and safe workplaces.
A quiet workplace is a productive workplace. And the right acoustic office walls are an essential health and safety requirement.
The Avenue team understand the importance of acoustics in an efficient and productive workplace. Talk to us about our range of solutions designed to assist in achieving optimal acoustic control for your office.
High noise levels can slow healing or increase illness in hospitals and medical environments.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) recommends that patient room noise levels should be around 30 decibels, with a maximum noise level of no more than 40 decibels. Yet according to a recent study, the average sound level in a hospital is 48 decibels.
Medical facilities are inevitably subject to noise pollution from medical equipment, trolleys, vehicles, or staff and other patients. Research shows an increase in problems caused by excess noise, including high blood pressure and heart rate, staff errors, and a lack of speech privacy in professional rooms.
In a residential or hospital setting, excess noise causes lost sleep, impeding patients' ability to heal and increasing requests for medication.
By contrast, studies show that a pleasant sound environment significantly increases a medical facilities' overall quality of care. This brings benefits such as lower blood pressure, improved quality of sleep, a reduction in the intake of pain medication, better communication, lower stress levels, and increased patient safety and staff wellbeing.
Avenue Interior Systems offers a range of acoustic solutions that can achieve a comfortable and healthy acoustic environment in medical applications. We understand the value of a well-designed healthcare facility, and our high-performing and aesthetic products combine functionality, sustainability and decor.
In recent years the number of complaints about restaurant noise has increased. In fact, noise is now the second most common complaint among restaurant-goers – second only to poor service!
It’s not just an opinion. Science proves that significant noise levels actually reduce a person's ability to detect sweet and salty foods – which means that some meals may not be enjoyable if the environment is too loud.
Restaurant owners like a certain level of noise in their restaurants to create an atmosphere and 'buzz'. Yet too much noise can become uncomfortable and frustrating – both for customers and staff.
Ensuring optimal acoustics is imperative in most spaces, but perhaps nowhere is it more important than in a teaching environment such as a classroom, music room, multi-purpose hall or staffroom.
Good acoustics are crucial at an early learning and primary level, because young students cannot automatically complete sentences without directly hearing words. If their educator’s instructions are overshadowed by other noise, a young student may misinterpret an important lesson or directive.
At high school, university or TAFE level education institutions, poor acoustics can be very detrimental to a student’s learning. A noisy room can make understanding complex concepts difficult, and can limit collaboration with peers. Students who are constantly straining to learn against too much noise will become fatigued and can suffer from illnesses.
Students are not the only ones impacted by poor acoustics. Teachers also struggle in a noisy classroom. Studies show teachers use their voices for about 60% of their workdays, which is why raising their voice to be heard in a loud classroom can strain a teacher's voice, leading to illness, stress, and fatigue.