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The importance of acoustics

Acoustic correction is a necessary part of creating good indoor environments

ROCKFON provides excellent acoutstic properties

Stone wool is by nature a highly sound-absorbent material providing ROCKFON ceilings excellent acoustic properties. This allows you to achieve a high level of acoustical comfort without having to use ceilings with dimples, perforations or holes. The acoustical ratings of ROCKFON products have been tested in independent and certified laboratories.

  • In schools, up to 70% of the consonants spoken by teachers cannot be heard by pupils(1)
  • In hospital environments, noise control is very important to the recovery of patients as “unwanted sound” can increase heart rate, blood pressure and respiration rate(2)
  • In offices, 70% of employees believe that their productivity would be higher if their environment was less noisy(3)
  • In open plan offices, 60% of employees say that noise is the single most disturbing factor(4)

 

  

1) “Speech Intelligibility in Classrooms” research project conducted by The Department of Building Engineering & Surveying of Herriot-Watt University in Edinburgh
2) Health Technical Memorandum 08-01: Acoustics
3) Julian Treasure, Sound Business, 2007
4) Danish National Research Center for Working Environment: “Noise from human activity”

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