Talking about pollution, we are mostly concerned about environmental pollution. We pay great attention to global warming and air pollution ignoring the other type of pollutions. Sound or noise pollution is such a thing that has adverse effects on the humans. Even, when we discuss noise pollution, we mostly concentrate on places like airports, and auditoriums. However, the ravages of noise pollution at the commercial settings are really devastating.
Noise pollution does much harm to the employees and the visitors as well. As a concave mirror can focus light on point, people can be more productive when they can concentrate on a particular matter. Noise pollution makes our mind scattered, and have harmful effects on our attitude that ultimately hamper productivity.
In order to help the readers understand the issues associated with noise pollution, here are some facts and ideas about noise pollution and its reduction.
Some essential facts
The sound is integrated into our culture, and we can hardly live in a soundless world. In our urban life, we are accustomed to the sound of traffic, television, mobile phones etc, and none can escape those. But, these turn to noise pollution when they start affecting our natural balance. Noise is nothing but excessive and unwanted sound, and it causes problems interfering with our everyday activities. If we are constantly fed with unwanted sound for a long period, our energy gets dispersed, and we fail to concentrate deeply. Moreover, it hampers our sleep and conversation. In extreme cases, noise pollution can cause hypertension, ischemia, make us hearing impaired as well. Sounds emitted by airplanes, industrial machines, construction works; loud music, public address system, and honking vehicles are the most common sources of noise pollution.
One may say why not use earplugs? Well, this will block noises from entering the ear canal. However, this cannot be the solution, as it will block all sounds. The problem of noise pollution in commercial setting becomes acute as the sources cannot be controlled always. What we can do, at best, is to reduce their effect by including acoustic panels in the commercial indoors.
Acoustic panels can improve a commercial indoor in many ways
These are fabric wrapped panels, and they come in a variety of designs, shapes, and colors for complementing various decor themes. They can reduce noise pollution in the commercial interiors in the following ways:
- Echo reduction: Formation of an echo is a common problem in larger rooms. When these panels are added to the walls and the ceiling, the soft fiber absorbs sound and stop echo formation.
- Minimize reverberation: Like an echo, reverberation is another cause of noise pollution in a room. This is caused when the reflected sound gets mixed with original sound entailing a poor listening effect. The soft panels absorb sound and deliver clear hearing experiences.
- Effects substantial volume reduction: We tend to increase the volume of the sound when we have difficulty in listening. However, clear listening is connected with the clarity of the sound. By using these sound absorbing panels, clarity can be increased, and volume can be reduced substantially.
- Background noise is minimized: With many electrical gadgets running in a commercial setting, there will always be certain amounts of background noises. The soft sound panels damp such background noises substantially and improve the quality of hearing and communication.
- Improve sound clarity and quality: When sound panels are installed in a commercial indoor, these can reduce echo, reverberation and background noise and when these are done, you automatically get a clearer and better quality sound to transact business.
- Stops sound from traveling: In any commercial environment, no one likes sound to flow out of the room. With their unique sound absorbing capacity, these sound panels provide an acoustic seal and stop sound from overflowing to other rooms and also do not allow sound from other rooms to enter the room.
- These add to the aesthetics: These are not simple fabric or foam wrapped panels for absorbing sound. Coming in myriad types, shapes, and colors, these sound panels make a commercial indoor chic and classy, besides performing their functions.
Materials used for sound absorption
Recycled fabrics are the most common material used for making acoustic panels for their great sound absorbing capacity. These are used with fibers glass or vinyl material for creating nice panels. Other than this, foams are also used in making the acoustic panels. Foams prevent bouncing of sound and deliver a peaceful environment. Perforated woods are also used in making acoustic barriers for commercial settings. For extremely noisy environments, perforated metal panels are used with acoustic fills. Other than these, PVC and polyester panels are also used for controlling noises.
You can bank on CSI for effective noise reduction
With more than 160 designs of sound absorbing wall panels in 6 different materials, they provide turnkey solutions to all noise control problems. These acoustical panels are made using recyclable material and are free from volatile organic chemicals including formaldehyde. Being non-toxic and non-allergenic, these are safe for the people and the environment as well. There are four types of acoustic baffles such as Cumulus collection, Flaps Collection, Stencils Collection, and Planar collection. Coming in various geometric shapes and vibrant colors, these also improve the interior decoration of the commercial indoor. These acoustical panels for walls have modular designs and can be installed easily on the walls and ceilings. The eye-catching design of the Stencils Collection makes them great for use as hanging acoustic panels for dividing the commercial floor. As these can withstand impacts and shocks, you need not worry about their suitability as floor dividers. Using CSI acoustic panels, you are relieved from the worry of frequent replacement as these non-hygroscopic panels do not fade or change color. Since these panels conform to the fire codes as per ASTM E84 and have class ‘A’ rating, you can enjoy a safe and legal soundproofing solution. These sustainable panels offer LEED contribution and provide thermal insulation.