There are many issues regarding acoustics when it comes to lecture halls. If the space is utilised effectively then many acoustic problems will need addressing.
Firstly, the lecturers sound should be clear without any obstruction by echo and many lecture halls are commonly large, and as sound waves scatter across the room, speech fluency may be reduced.
Furthermore disruptive noise from areas close by can cause a distraction on the lecturer and listeners, so having acoustics in all the right areas is paramount. Using the correct acoustic material for walls, ceilings and openings such as doorways with acoustic seals, will have a huge impact on both speakers and listeners.
Acoustic Benefits for Lecture Halls
Communication is a vital part of teaching. Teaching areas should have internal ambient noise level as the teacher’s voice should be able to be clearly heard over any raised background. Having excellent quality acoustics are paramount to be able to provide clear delivery of speech and easily understood.
Concentration can prove difficult when there is far too much noise echoing around the room. With good hall acoustics, noise can be absorbed inside a room and external sounds can be blocked out. This leads to improve concentration and make spaces acoustically comfortable for everyone in the area of use.
An example of our work can be seen for a Cardiff Lecture Hall.