Educational facilities serve an incredibly important function in our society, but when bad sound gets in the way, attention span suffers and learning is compromised. Within a room with bare, untreated walls, sound energy is unable to be dissipated properly. This causes the reverberation time of the room to be too long, which creates listener fatigue, reduces speech intelligibility and has been proven to greatly diminish the ability — and desire — to learn. In too many educational facilities, whether a classroom, lecture hall, auditorium, distance-learning center or gymnasium, unwanted sound energy distorts the ability to effectively perceive the lecturer or audio system. This excessive reverberation, coupled with unwanted background noise from building systems and exterior sound sources, dramatically compromises the sound heard in the space, greatly to the detriment of those attempting to learn. Luckily, Auralex has the products and services to help you turn your facility into a quiet and comfortable learning environment.
A nice alternating pattern of Studiofoam DST-114 on the walls at Columbia College
A ProPanel installation in the gymnasium of the Second Baptist Church in Houston, Texas
ProPanels in a hallway on the campus of University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth
A closer view of the Suffolk County Community College gymnasium ceiling installation which features ProBaffles
ProBaffles hang from the rafters at the Suffolk County Community College gymnasium in New York