A Sound Effect on People
About This Show
A Sound Effect on People is a show that explores how we're all affected by sound, or to use a technical term, by acoustics. We'll investigate how poor acoustics can be disruptive, even harmful, while good acoustics can help us learn, work productively, even heal. We'll discover that our responses to sound are both psychological and physiological. And we'll learn about how people with different personalities react in different ways to the same sounds.
A Sound Effect on People is produced by Saint-Gobain Ecophon, a manufacturer that specialises in developing and producing materials that improve room acoustics.
Most Recent Episode
Episode 7 - The future of acoustics in Healthcare and Education
Even before we are born, we are able to hear, and when we are at school, noise is an impediment to learning. In this new podcast we discuss health and well-being, and the positive impact of the right sound environment. In the first part of the podcast, Ecophon's Healthcare Concept Developer, Andrea Harman, discusses with Peter Roberts and Louise Conroy from Sustainable Acoustics the changes which should be considered in healthcare environments. In the second section, we discuss with Andrew Parkin, Acoustics Partner at Cundall, the importance of acoustics standards in education, and how virtual reality is being used to help designers and users better understand the impact of good acoustic design before construction starts. http://www.ecophon.co.uk