Classroom Acoustics School Acoustics
Classroom acoustics are directly correlated to student learning and comprehension—with studies suggesting deficient classroom acoustics effecting speech intelligibility and hearing as much as 25 percent. Educators are recognizing the need to improve classroom acoustics in existing facilities and to design classroom new classrooms to meet recommended ANSI S12.60 classroom acoustics standards, which apply not only to schools, but all other learning environments. At Acoustics By Design, we consult with school architects and educators to design classrooms acoustics and other school facilities to manage sound and control noise.
Acoustics By Design’s acoustical consultants have extensive experience with elementary and secondary schools, developing classroom acoustical solutions and acoustics for school libraries, gymnasia, cafeterias, assembly halls, media centers, and other facilities. We understand background noise, reverberation, and other classroom acoustical issues and how to optimize classroom signal to noise ratios for optimum speech intelligibility—especially as the desire for inclusion into mainstream classroom setting students with hearing impairments, cognitive and attention deficits, or who speak English as a second language.
We employ sophisticated acoustical modeling software to predict and analyze classroom acoustics in new school designs. For classrooms already built, we use state-of-the-art acoustic measurement technologies and predictive modeling to assess acoustical issues and evaluate potential solutions to acoustical problems.
In addition to classroom acoustics, Acoustics By Design’s professionals also include audio-visual and lighting consultants who provide independent analysis and recommendations regarding auditorium technical systems design for auditoria, assembly halls, gymnasia, sports and recreation facilities, and performing arts centers.
As independent consultants, we don’t represent any product manufacturers, suppliers, or other service providers. Accordingly, our clients are assured our recommendations are free from bias and focused only on the best solutions for the issues at hand.
Acoustics By Design’s classroom acoustics consulting services include:
- Architectural acoustics design
- Noise isolation
- Mechanical systems noise and vibration control
- Music room and media center acoustical design
- Acoustical design for other school facilities
- Audio-visual, lighting, and technical systems design