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Benefits - Acoustics

What is good acoustic comfort?

The opposite of good acoustic comfort is noise – unwanted sound that has a negative impact on living, learning or working conditions in a given space. Good acoustic comfort, on the other hand, is the ideal acoustic environment, due to appropriate acoustic reverberation time and high speech intelligibility.

Improve the sound environment

Noisy, open-plan offices increase sick days among staff. Research shows this is a particular problem where many people sit together. One American study found that in open-plan offices with more than six people, absenteeism was 62 per cent higher. Gyptone acoustic ceilings can improve the sound environment in offices.


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Better sound at home

Many modern homes are noise-ridden because of ‘hard walls’ and sparse furnishings. Using acoustic ceiling boards creates a calm and pleasant sound environment, where speech is more easily understood.