Comfortable educational environments empower students and staff to think, learn, and work at their very best. According to studies, by eliminating noise, you can:

Improve learning

children said they could hear their teacher more clearly in an acoustically-treated room*

Boost student well-being

the reduction in stress-related symptoms after an acoustic intervention in a pre-school**

Enhance teacher comfort

the speech transmission index (STI) of teachers in an acoustically-treated classroom, allowing for normal vocal efforts***

Improve learning comprehension

High noise levels aren't just bothersome – they also lead to poor listening conditions that comprise speech comprehension, word recognition, and ultimately, academic performance. Poor acoustic conditions have also been associated with reduced short-term memory and reading skills. Acoustic wall and ceiling solutions absorb sounds to improve speech intelligibility, making it easier to hear and understand what's being said.  

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Improve student well-being

Poor classroom acoustics can cause both physiological and emotional stress-related symptoms such as fatigue and headaches, particularly for students who are sensitive to excess stimuli.**** Acoustic absorption measures minimise noise disturbances to create learning environments that are comfortable for all types of learners.   

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Improve teacher comfort

Hearing, vocal, and mental health are at risk for teachers who spend significant time instructing in poor environmental conditions day in and day out. An acoustic strategy can create comfortable, empowering workplaces that shape staff mood, performance, well-being, and long-term physical health. 

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Support sustainability

Product materials, circularity, and durability are all necessary considerations in designing comfortable educational environments, and they’re also required in green building certifications. Long-lasting products that can be recycled indefinitely are key to sustainability in new constructions and retrofit projects alike.

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High noise levels in classrooms have continuously been correlated with reduced academic performance, namely: student comprehension, memory retention, and reading skills. They also threaten teachers' vocal health and contribute to an overall sense of fatigue.


Common Areas

Hallways continuously witness sudden surges of students passing through, resulting in cacophonous noise that can reach peak highs. This cocktail of airborne noise can also leak into classrooms to interrupt learning. Similarly, in breakout spaces, noise disturbs relaxation and focus.


Lecture Halls

When noise levels are too high in lecture halls, professors are likely to resort to speech amplitude increases to make sure that they're being heard by all students. Such extreme efforts, however, can put their vocal health at risk.



The library is often a haven for students to retreat to for concentration or respite. Its sense of calm is quickly destroyed when conversations, activities, and noise leak in from adjacent activity areas or the exterior.



The excess of loud sound sources can be inevitable in gymnasiums; movement, laughter, and music all contribute to their soundscapes. Accidents, however, can happen when instructors can't be heard or understood well, and poor acoustics cannot be left ignored.



Speech clarity is paramount in childcare facilities considering that infants have limited speech comprehension. After all, large groups of young children in a single room can result in exceptionally high noise levels.