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Sound Absorption Guide

Sound Absorption Guide

A quick guide to sound absorption. What is sound absorption and how it works?

Sound absorption or acoustic adsorption is the process of reducing sound waves by absorbing the sound and transferring it into heat. The sound wave is absorbed therefore reducing the level of sound in the room. Noisestop Systems provide range of sound absorption products, reducing echo and reverberation in rooms.

What are sound absorption panels?

A sound absorption panel is made of either open cell foams or a fibrous material. As these materials are not usually nice to look at or robust they are covered in an acoustically transparent material which can range from cloth, slatted wood, perforated metal or tissue.

Acoustic sound panels can be fitted to either walls or ceilings. Where you install your acoustic panels largely depends on the layout of the room. We have a quick guide to help you work out how many acoustic panels you will need in your room. When sound absorbent materials are applied to walls and ceilings they will reduce echo and reverberation in the room.

Where would you use sound absorption panels?

.Any room can benefit form acoustic absorption from a small office to a large music venue.

  • Schools
  • Offices
  • Gymnasiums
  • Call centres
  • Music rooms
  • Cinema rooms

Sound absorption is not the same as soundproofing

Sound absorption is not the same as soundproofing. Soundproofing is stopping sound transfer between a partition such as a wall, floor or ceiling. Sound absorbing materials will reduce sound with in a room, but is not an adequate method of soundproofing.

If you apply soundproofing treatments to a wall that will stop sound transfer between the rooms. If you apply acoustic absorption panels to the wall they will reduce echo and reverberation in the room. if you would like more information on soundproofing take a look at our soundproofing guide.

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