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Today, the last Wednesday in April, is a very special day for those of us who are devoted to improving acoustics in rooms, spaces and buildings: International Noise Awareness Day.

Numerous studies regularly carried out by companies and institutions reveal that the high level of noise produced by traffic and human activity causes serious health complications for millions of people: damage to the cardiovascular system, sleep disorders, anxiety, memory loss, respiratory and endocrine system alterations, and so on. Poor acoustics also causes learning difficulties for children and increases stress in office settings.

On this day we want to raise awareness of the importance of protecting ourselves from noise and noise pollution and ensuring healthy spaces where we can enjoy the necessary acoustic comfort that we all desire.

Carrying out acoustic conditioning with acoustic panels, such as those manufactured by Spigogroup, controls reverberation, thereby avoiding the need to raise the volume of conversations due to intelligibility issues and helping to maintain optimum sound levels for health. Protection against noise pollution is based on three pillars: good soundproofing, to protect us from external noise, proper acoustic conditioning, to assure acoustic comfort indoors; and regulations limiting noise emissions.

Let us remember that managing noise is an investment, not an expense, as it will cut health care bills and increase productivity in classrooms and workplaces.





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