Acoustic absorption is part of optimizing acoustics in interiors using acoustic ceiling tiles with high NRC ratings to reduce reverberation time, noise and sound pressure level and to improve speech intelligibility, comfort and privacy.
Sound insulation of ceilings is measured using Ceiling Attenuation Class (CAC). Ceilings should be used for sound absorption and not for blocking sound between rooms. High-insulating wall products, as measured by Sound Transmission Class (STC), should be used to for blocking noise at an STC 45 or higher.
Background white noise, such as the ambient sounds generated by HVAC systems, computers and outside traffic, should be considered as part of the building design. Sound masking systems may be needed to comply with acoustic standards’ noise level requirements.
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