Acoustical Engineering: Drown Out The Noise In Your Building

If the noise levels in your office building keep you from hearing or interacting with your customers properly, ask a consultant about acoustical engineering services. A noisy or boisterous environment can interfere with the productivity of your office. Acoustical engineering can help you drown out the noise in your building. Learn more about acoustical engineering and how you can use it to quiet down your surroundings.

What's Acoustical Engineering?

Acoustical refers to sound, or how you hear things around you. Sound can be quiet and barely audible, or it can be noisy, destructive, and even unhealthy. Acoustical engineering is a unique subfield of engineering that deals specifically with the management and control of sound. When used correctly, acoustical engineering can be an effective way to drown out the noise in your office building. 

Acoustical engineering consultants, or sound engineers, use a wide array of methods to quiet down noisy or busy environments, including sound masking systems. Sound masking systems rely on special speakers and other audio technology to drown out or quiet down background noise. The technology masks background noises with soft music and other muted sounds. 

Consultants may also use sound-reducing architecture to reduce the noise levels in your office. Consultants may install architecturally-sound insulation on your walls or around your windows and doors. Engineers may also cover your floors with noise-reducing carpet and other flooring. 

The acoustical engineering methods above are just some of the things you can use to quiet down your workspace. If you're ready to take control of your office, consult an acoustical engineer soon.

What Acoustical Engineering Services Do You Need?

Before a consultant can reduce the noise in your office, they'll need to assess it first. The assessment helps determine the type of sound-reducing equipment or system you need for each office you manage or own. Some areas in your offices may be noisier than they are in other areas of your offices. A consultant needs to address every problem in your offices before they can properly reduce the noise levels in them.

A consultant will also examine the spaces outside your offices during the assessment. High-traffic areas, such as passages and hallways, can be exceptionally noisy during the workday. A consultant may need to place sound barriers around or near your office doors to reduce the noise you hear. 

An acoustical engineer will install the equipment or systems you need after they complete the assessment. If you have any concerns about the services you receive during the installation, speak to a consultant immediately.

Learn more about acoustical engineering by contacting a consultant—such as D.L. ADAMS ASSOCIATES today.