Resilient Acoustic Panels For Noisy Sports Halls
Sports halls acoustics can be particularly harsh. Sports halls and gymnasiums spaces are normally oversized, hollow and comprised of durable, yet hard and reflective surfaces. The result is an echo chamber of harsh noise, with reverberation times that can easily reach over 5 seconds. Throw into the mix large crowds, a highly vocal environment and intense sporting activity and you can have a very hostile sound environment. Poor sports hall acoustics can mean that instructors are unable to be heard, personal training sessions can lack privacy, and an unfriendly user environment is created. Additional challenges are posed to school sports halls, which must meet strict BB93 compliance guidelines and should create acoustic comfort for a multitude of uses – assemblies, plays and exams etc.