Unless you are very geeky, the thought of architectural acoustics is probably enough to put you to sleep. But if I told you it could mean something that could get between you and enjoying your food, would you pipe up?
It it well documented by now that noise affects one of our most prized senses, taste. However, it is not only our taste that can suffer from excessive decibel levels; almost all aspects of a dining experience can be shaped by a restaurant’s noise environment.
Despite this, restaurateurs are still creating the type of clamorous restaurants that mean dinner can lead to a hoarse throat the next day.
While I feel like I am perhaps beating the drum a little too much here, even for this blog, maybe its time to show how excessive noise can actually harm the income of restaurants: