We had been approached by Monmouthshire County council to provide acoustic treatment within their meeting rooms as the reverberation within the room had proven to be very difficult when talking and taking conference calls, this caused echoing over the phones and was extremely distracting. Immediately we recommended reverberation panels to absorb the noise increasing the acoustic quality within the room.
Without treatment, the sound will echo off the walls, floor and ceiling reach a point where the room’s ability to handle and dissipate energy has been exceeded. In this case people within the room were talking louder and louder to try and overcome the reverberation and can get very difficult to hear and understand. This causes an effect known as ‘ear fatigue’.