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All Spaces can Sound as good as they Look!

Testing, Modeling, Correction


With low acoustic standards in older schools and even in most new builds, it is determined that our students are missing 1 out of every 4 spoken words of instruction.  As adults, we easily "fill in the blanks" but children don't have that ability.  This leads to frustration and raising vocal levels to compensate.  Children become louder in turn and very little learning is going on after that.

Health and Wellbeing

Hearing loss is the #1 disability in the world with 55 million Americans affected.  Poor acoustic environment has been shown to lead to additional health issues - headaches, digestive issues, ulcers, high blood pressure, stress, heart problems, respiratory ailments even negative fetal development.

The link between lack of acoustic absorption and noise is not commonly understood.  Let us make it clear.


Excess noise leading hindering speech intelligibility poses a direct safety concern in times of crisis, when instructions announced over the public address system cannot be heard clearly. 

Amber alert in a mall, flight information in an airport, evacuation instructions at a stadium - the public address message can only be as clear as the acoustic environment dictates.  


In the food, drink and hospitality sector, acoustics are often only considered an after-thought in the planning process.  With so many items vying for priority in the budget, it can be difficult to assign funds to an something that can so easily be ignored - but at what cost?

We're all familiar with those restaurants, lobbies, hotel conference rooms where we can barely carry on a conversation.  We go once and simply don't go back.  All too often, patrons don't even recognize the issue, commenting that the place felt "cold" or "harsh".

Of course, if diners can’t hear each other over the din, they resort to raising their voices, which in turn raises noise levels even further — this is called the Lombard Effect.  Sabato Sagaria, of Union Square Hospitality Group, says that the art of conversation cannot be overvalued. “People dine out to socialize.”


Noise has been shown to be the number one hinderance to productivity in the workplace.  In addition, a poor acoustic environment has been linked to employee fatigue, anxiety,  decreased morale and increased employee absences and turnover.  The cost implications of this are clear, with poor mental health across the UK costing employers £30 billion a year.

With employee wages being the number one cost for most businesses, it is prudent to make a favorable acoustic environment a priority when planning your space.  A healthy, happy workforce is a key component of a productive, successful business in the long-term.

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