Acoustic for Education

Acoustics and sound design in educational facilities are vital in providing learners with appropriate learning environments. It is essential that acoustic performance specification of a learning environment supports the needs of the subject matter and educational level of the learner.

Our Solution addresses the main challenges that face Education Facility Design.

Noisy Classrooms
Sports Hall Acoustics
Poor Speech Intelligibility
Noise Distractions
Special Needs Units
Speech Privacy
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Acoustics in education

Educational facilities require suitable acoustic design to support effective learning. Studies have proven that at 7 meters away from the teacher only 36% of what is said is understood. Poor acoustics in classrooms lead to

  • Reduced Cognitive Integration

  • Higher Distraction Rates

  • Increased Stress Levels

  • Negative Behavioral Changes

  • Teacher Fatigue Increase

  • Increased Absenteeism

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Services we offer

Enhance Acoustics have vast experience in acoustic design and testing of educational facilities from primary, post primary and third level educational facilities. We offer the following services required for appropriate learning environments.

  • Consultation on local authority requirements

  • Design assessments

  • 3D Room Acoustic Analysis

  • Design Compliance Testing

  • AV Integration

  • Acoustic Audits

What are the benefits?






Clients we’ve worked with

Acoustic design and the bottom line


Reduction in teacher absenteeism


Increase in task behavior


Increase in recall and memory


Increase in attention

The Acorn Project worked with Derek and his company, Enhance Acoustic in 2019 when we developed a media production room in our project. Although we knew we wanted to develop a space that would suit the delivery of bespoke audio production programs and QQI sound production modules, we didn’t have much knowledge of what was needed. Derek was fantastic and had so many ideas that we would never have thought of. Derek was involved from the start of the project right through to fit out. He was always at the end of the phone if we needed him and provided after sales support that was second to none. At times we still have to contact Derek with queries and there is never any issue with offering us help and support.
Maura Kearney - Education coordinator -Acorn Project: Youth Work Ireland Midlands

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