In a typical classroom, noise levels average around 65 decibels, which is the threshold for serious health damage, if long-term exposure occurs.
A school’s needs vary depending on factors such as classroom design and age of the building, but the requirements are very much the same. Providing an environment where students are given the best possible opportunity to flourish is a universally accepted priority.
How Can We Control Acoustics In Education
We begin by referring to Acoustic Design of Schools, which is located in Building Bulletin 93. The key considerations are:
- Insulation from external noise
- Sound insulation of the building envelope
- Sound insulation between rooms
- The design of the room for speech
- The design of the room for music
- Careful consideration for those with hearing impairment and other special educational needs (SEN)
Each project needs careful, tailored consideration. With that in mind, we’d love to learn more about your educational setting and how one of our experts can enhance your educational environment.