Schallabsorber Funktionsweise: Wie funktionieren Schallabsorber?

Sound absorbers How they work: How do sound absorbers work?

In a world where noise is omnipresent, it is crucial to create a space where the sound level is comfortable and balanced. Sound absorbers are an indispensable component for this. They serve to reduce unwanted echoes and sound reflections and thus improve the sound quality and general well-being in a room. 

First of all, it is important to distinguish between sound attenuation (sound absorption) and sound insulation (sound insulation) . The way sound insulation works refers to reducing the transmission of sound through walls, ceilings and floors, while the way sound absorption works refers to reducing the reflection of sound in a room. 

But how exactly do sound absorbers work? 

The way sound absorbers work is based on the concept of sound energy conversion. When sound waves enter a room, they hit the surface of the acoustic panels. This consists of a material that can absorb sound energy. The material converts sound energy into another form of energy, usually heat energy, thereby reducing sound reflection. 

What factors does effective sound insulation depend on? 

If you want to make the sound absorbers work effectively, various factors such as the material, thickness and density, the structure of the room and placement play an important role. 

Materials such as polyurethane foam , which we use in our fluffy Velvet sound absorbers , or Basotect® melamine resin foam and recycled bluefiber® PET FLEECE , which are effectively used in our fleece and hybrid sound absorbers , not only reduce reverberation, they are also a real one Eye-catcher. 

Basotect® melamine resin foam, hybrid variantRecycled bluefiber® PET FLEECE foam, fleece variant
Hybrid variant: Basotect ® melamine resin foam,
Fleece variant: Recycled bluefiber ® PET FLEECE foam  
Polyurethane foam, Velvet Line Polyurethane foam, Velvet Line 2
Velvet Line: polyurethane foam

The placement of soundproofing is another important factor that helps the sound absorbers work. As a rule, you should place the sound absorbers in the places in the room where the most sound reflections occur. For example on the ceiling, on the walls or on floor coverings. When placed correctly, sound absorbers can help reduce unwanted echoes and sound reflections , improving sound quality and overall well-being in your room.  

So if you have an office, soundproof walls can help minimize employee noise levels, creating a more productive work environment . In your home, a soundproof wall or ceiling can reduce the noise from outside the home, creating a quieter and more comfortable atmosphere for you.  

Soundproofing plays an important role in many industries, from music production to architecture. Effective soundproofing can help ensure the health and safety of people using a space, for example by preventing hearing damage or excessive noise exposure. 

Understanding the science behind sound absorption will help you understand how it works and how you can use it most effectively to create a comfortable and safe acoustic environment for yourself. 

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