Do you have meeting room sound problems? Reduce noise with acoustic absorption panels

Modern design of offices is leaning towards more open plan spacious areas with multiple desks in one area. Of course this makes a great working environment with communication between colleagues, however I can create noise issues that can lead to reduced productivity and drive staff members to want to work from home.

Office interior finishes often consist of many reflective surfaces. From the obvious walls and ceilings, to the desks and often hard easy clean floors, the lack of soft finishes can create a reverberant space with sound reflecting and resonating around the office creating unwanted distracting noise issues.

Fortunately, office noise can be resolved simply and effectively with the introduction of acoustic absorption panels into the space. This can also create an appealing design feature and aesthetic for the office. But foremost the absorption panels will create an ambient noise level and good room acoustics with a low level of absorption creating a calm office environment.

Meeting rooms are also problematic when not designed with good room acoustics in mind. Meeting rooms are often box-shaped with hard walls and ceilings and often a lot of glass with a big reflective boardroom table bouncing the sound and echo all around the room. With more use of online meetings with colleagues all over the world on loud speakers it is more important than ever to have good room acoustics within your meeting room.

Meeting rooms are where the big decisions are made and great acoustics play a huge part in productivity – trust us, there have been studies about this!

You’ve probably noticed this and that’s how you’ve landed on this page.

So how can you resolve meeting room noise problems?

Quite simply, absorption panels are the simplest and easiest method without changing the structure of the room.

improved speech intelligibility: When sound is absorbed by acoustic materials in the room, it reduces the amount of reverberation and echo, making it easier for people to hear and understand what is being said.

Increased privacy: Sound absorption can help to prevent conversations from being overheard outside the meeting room, which is particularly important in confidential meetings or in open-plan offices where noise can be a distraction.

Reduced noise levels: By absorbing sound, acoustic materials can help to reduce overall noise levels in the room, making it more comfortable for people to work and communicate.

Improved concentration: Sound absorption can reduce the distraction caused by background noise, allowing people to concentrate better and be more productive during meetings.

Enhanced acoustics: Properly designed and installed sound-absorbing materials can also improve the overall acoustics of the room, making it more pleasant to be in and enhancing the experience of those using the space.