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Acoustic conditioning of homes and the hearing impaired

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The acoustic conditioning of homes is an aspect that becomes particularly relevant when considering the needs of the hearing impaired. According to the EuroTrack 2023 Study on Hearing Loss and Hearing Aid Use in Spain, approximately 4.6 million Spanish people, or 10% of the population, suffer from hearing loss, deafness or other hearing impairments. These people face daily challenges in communicating and enjoying a quiet environment due to hearing sensitivity or hearing loss issues. It is therefore essential that homes are appropriately designed and equipped to provide them with an acoustically comfortable environment. Some of the best-known steps to be taken are the installation of adapted sound and communication systems that help to hear television, radio or group conversations within the home more clearly. It is also advisable to have light-based alarms and signals that provide visual warnings in case of an emergency, thereby offering an additional layer of safety and accessibility. But the main step that offers the best results is the use of materials and decorative components to control reverberation in different rooms, providing a clear and clean sound environment, free of echoes or annoying sound permanence. The use of carpets, curtains or soft furniture contribute to this goal but the ultimate choice is undoubtedly to include sound-absorbent wood acoustic panels on walls or ceilings in the most problematic rooms. An acoustic cladding of decorative wood panels or strips can ensure acoustic comfort and a significant improvement in the quality of life for people with hearing issues, while enhancing the design of a home and adding a touch of elegance and distinction.       If you liked this post about acoustic conditioning of homes, you may also be interested in:   - Installation of solid wood slat cladding using the GRID system - Wood ceilings for wineries: tradition and modernity in the great temples of wine - Why is wood one of the best materials for decorating and constructing buildings? - Definition of acoustic conditioning and soundproofing, what is the difference?        

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What are sustainable wood acoustic panels?

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Sustainable wood acoustic panels are those that are manufactured with materials and processes that minimize their environmental impact and promote the conservation of natural resources throughout their life cycle.   Renewable materials They are manufactured using wood from sustainable sources, such as responsibly managed forests and certified by recognized organizations such as the FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) or the PEFC (Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification). These same seals, applied to a product, such as the Spigoacustic and Spigotec brand wood acoustic panels, guarantee that it was manufactured from sustainably-sourced wood and that, in addition, a PEFC or FSC Chain of Custody System was maintained through to the end product.   It contributes to the reduction of a project’s carbon footprinT Wood has a negative carbon footprint, and there is no other building material that allows us to reduce the carbon footprint of a building more significantly. Wood outperforms other materials in CO2 emissions, effect on water quality and overall environmental impact when measured over the full life cycle of the material.   Indoor air quality Spigogroup has the A+ label which certifies that its wood cladding is free of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that can pollute indoor air.   Recyclability Wood is an ecological material, easily recyclable and with a low environmental impact over the entire life cycle of the building. In the case of Spigoline PET panels, an eco-friendly insulating panel with high thermal and acoustic performance is also used, made with 80% recycled polyester fibers, 100% recyclable and with a low carbon footprint.             If you liked this post about sustainable wood acoustic panels, you may also be interested in:   - Installation of solid wood slat cladding using the GRID system - Wood ceilings for wineries: tradition and modernity in the great temples of wine - Why is wood one of the best materials for decorating and constructing buildings? - Definition of acoustic conditioning and soundproofing, what is the difference?      

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What are wooden ceiling tiles? What options exist?

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We call wooden ceiling tiles those interior coverings made of wood and that allow, among others, the beautification of ceilings, the concealment of wiring or channeling and the control of the acoustics of a room.   Spigoacustic wood acoustic panels Spigoacustic is the system made up of linear sound-absorbent panels or acoustic panels designed to offer an optimum acoustic performance. It offers almost 30 models with different degrees of acoustic absorption. In their face side they are made of an MDF support with a sound-absorbing veil thermo-adhered to its hidden side. At sight, they present combinations of channels with circular perforations and finishes in varnished natural wood, high-density veneers or lacquered. See Spigoacustic         Spigotec wood false ceilings Spigotec is the brand of wooden ceiling tiles designed for the installation of false wood ceilings. They serve to keep conduits, pipes and cables hidden, and are used in acoustic conditioning projects. You can choose from more than 40 different models. See Spigotec         Spigoline wood slat cladding Spigoline offers solid wood slat cladding for ceilings or walls, an option that is increasingly in demand due to its high aesthetic impact on any project. In this case, rather than plates, we are talking about grills of parallel wooden slats joined together. Its catalog includes 70 models, some with acoustic absorption capacity. See Spigoline         Spigoplank decorative wood panels Spigoplank offers solid wood panels for ceilings and walls, with volumetric shapes and highly decorative three-dimensional surfaces and with reflective and sound-diffusing capabilities. See Spigoplank       If you liked this post about wooden ceiling tiles, you may also be interested in:   - Acoustic panels for courts and the importance of acoustics in a judicial process - Performance of flame retardant wood panel cladding when exposed to fire - The acoustics of love and why you should use acoustic panels in your restaurant - What are wood removable ceilings?    

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Acoustic panels for courts and the importance of acoustics in a judicial process

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Acoustic panels for courts play a discreet but crucial role in the development of a judicial process. The statements of defendants, victims or witnesses in police stations and courts, presentations of evidence, speeches by lawyers, rulings by jurors, statements of sentences by judges, meetings between lawyers and defendants: a trial involves a chain of events in which that good communication is key to the performance of justice and the defense of people's rights. Courtrooms, offices, meeting rooms and other rooms in a court must offer the best possible acoustics to ensure that the words spoken inside are perfectly understood. However, sometimes, glass in the accused or press area, a particularly reflective floor or large windows can cause imbalances in the reverberation time, producing that uncomfortable sensation of echoes or overlapping sounds that make it so difficult to understand a message. speech or conversation. The way to correct the reverberation time will be with correct acoustic conditioning of each room, adjusting the total acoustic absorption of the room using sound-absorbing acoustic panels, such as those manufactured by Spigogroup. These are elegant and discreet wood panels, which, placed as wood cladding on ceilings or walls, achieve the correct and necessary acoustic absorption in each area to achieve maximum acoustic comfort. Review all the models and finishes available on the pages of our brands Spigoacustic, Spigotec and Spigoline.         If you liked this post about acoustic panels for courts, you may also be interested in:   - Why is wood one of the best materials for decorating and constructing buildings? - Request a quotation for acoustic panels and wood panelling - 3 modern wood ceilings you’ll want for your next project - How to enhance your interior design with slotted wood panels    

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