The Sound Advice Blog

Many people find the world of acoustical treatments to be confusing and overwhelming. Here on the Acoustical Solutions Sound Advice Blog, we will concentrate on presenting solutions to typical acoustical problems and discuss relevant topics on the subject.

The posts here will be related general sound and noise control topics like blocking sound, absorbing sound, or diffusing sound.
We will also provide information on how acoustical materials can be used or applied to specific applications.

  • Thanksgiving Playlists: Because it's Not Christmas Yet

    Almost everyone loves Christmas – except for when it creeps up earlier and earlier each year and attempts to steal the limelight from Thanksgiving. Fight back with this Thanksgiving playlist first compiled by NPR in 2011. It’s no longer available on their website, but luckily we found this YouTube playlist compiled from the same tunes. […]

  • 3 Reasons AcoustiArt™ is Perfect for Medical Facilities

    There’s been a lot of talk about acoustics and noise level in the healthcare industry lately. Medical offices and hospitals are implementing new noise reduction programs which include retrofitting with architectural acoustics, white noise, new paging systems, and more reminders to use hushed voices. These programs have had great success in improving patient satisfaction. We […]

  • AECOM's Acoustical Blanket Enclosure

    AECOM’s new industrial operation in New Jersey included machinery that was a little too loud for employee safety and comfort. Acoustical Solutions Rep Ryan Larkin worked with client Adam P. to design and install an acoustical blanket enclosure within a short time frame. “We talked about a complete track system enclosure with a double track […]

  • Custom Acoustic Foam Ceiling For Kids With Learning Differences

    Acoustical Solutions Rep Kevin McIver recently worked with a private independent school that serves children with dyslexia and other language-based learning differences. The room is a Physical Education Classroom that is always filled with a lot of movement and noise. All the parallel, bare surfaces however, created a high reverberation time and echo that amplified […]

  • Game Room Acoustics: AcoustiArt™ Cuts Billiards Noise

    So you’ve finally done it – you have your game room! Your dedicated man cave with your billiards table is classy, fun, and LOUD. Well that was the case with Greg, anyway. Acoustical Solutions Rep Matt Boughan was spending time with his good friend and playing a game of pool when he noticed something was […]

  • PolyPhon Polyester Acoustic Panels

    PolyPhon™ Polyester: The Next Generation Acoustical Panel

    RICHMOND, VA (October 8, 2013) – When it comes to architectural acoustic treatment, paneling has almost always been exclusively made from fiberglass board. Fiberglass has high NRC ratings, is affordable to produce, and can be easily covered by a variety of acoustically transparent fabrics. This year, however, Acoustical Solutions, Inc. is introducing a product that they are calling […]

  • 5 Reasons to use PolyPhon™ Polyester Acoustical Panels on Your Project

    Here is why PolyPhon™ Polyester Acoustical Panels are the next generation of acoustical treatment: 1. They are environmentally friendly. The panels are made from 100% polyester (60% PET-recycled fiber and 40% PET-virgin fiber) and are 100% recyclable. PolyPhon™ Panels offer many environmental advantages over the traditional sound absorption panel, such as: Formaldehyde free No binding […]

  • Acoustical Solutions Helps Congregations Hear the Message at WFX 2013

    DALLAS, TX (October 1, 2013) – WFX, the largest showcase of church-related products and services in America, is in its eleventh year and taking place at the Dallas Convention Center October 2nd to the 4th. As the industry leader in worship facility noise control and soundproofing, Acoustical Solutions will be present at booth 319 to speak with attendees […]

  • Back to School: Sound Experiments for Kids

    Four Fun Sound Experiments for Kids Labor day weekend is here, which means beach trips, barbecues, and back to school. Here are some fun sound experiments parents and teachers can use to get their youngster’s brains working hard again- and they’re also a lot of fun! 1. How it’s Made A great activity for preschool-aged […]

  • Industrial Hearing Protection: Lowering Reverberation Time

    Employees at industrial facilities are typically exposed to higher levels of noise than the average worker. Machinery in sawmills, compressor stations, and manufacturing plants can be very loud – far exceeding the level of noise OSHA deems safe for an 8 hour shift. To combat the danger of NIHL (noise induced hearing loss), industrial hearing […]