Have you listened to your sound landscape lately?
Can you hear yourself think?
Sound greatly affects our ability to perform. Being disturbed by noise does not just lead to stress, headaches and difficulty in concentrating, but can also result in other problems like neck and shoulder pain. And these problems will differ from office to office. Designing a pleasant sound landscape is about knowing how to position people and how to arrange carpets, ceilings, furniture, blinds and screen walls in an ergonomic way.
“The work tasks in an office alternate between discussion and deep concentration. The building and interior design must provide opportunities for both. Thus the sound level should be adapted to the work.”
/Jonas Christensson, Acoustics Expert, Ecophon AB