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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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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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Pantone Peach Fuzz 13-1023 acoustic panels and other decorative elements with the Colour of the Year 2024

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Yes, our next decorative project could include interior cladding and acoustic panels in Pantone Peach Fuzz 13-1023, the Colour of the Year in 2024. But also, Viva Magenta 18-1750, which was the Colour of the Year in 2023, Very Peri 17-3938 (2022) or Very Peri 17-3938 + Illuminating 13-0647 (both 2021). We can lacquer our wood solutions from the Spigogroup catalogues in any reference from the RAL, PANTONE and NCS colour charts. This means we can always be up to date and that we can offer any colour that suits a project, whether for corporate indications or simply, out of creative impulse. These are some of the Spigogroup decorative and architectural acoustic elements that we can customize with the color we want, also with Pantone Peach Fuzz 13-1023, Color of the Year 2024, or its equivalents in the RAL or NCS color charts.   Acoustic panels and wood cladding  with sound-absorbing capacity from the Spigotec and Spigoacustic families. Perfect for keeping reverberation at bay and achieving the acoustic comfort we need.   Sports furniture from the Spigocompac family. The phenolic panel with which we manufacture benches, dividers, lockers and phenolic cabins can also be customized with the color we want.   Spigoline solid wood slat cladding, both on ceilings and walls, where we can choose the color that we like the most, in this case from the RAL chart.   Spigodoor wood doors, and not only the simplest entry doors, but also technical doors such as acoustic doors or fire doors that can have finishes with any PANTONE, RAL or NCS reference.               If you liked this post about Pantone Peach Fuzz 13-1023 acoustic panels, you may also be interested in:   - 21 Articles on acoustic conditioning and insulation with wood - Ecological panels with SPIGOLINE PET slats: Solid slats or MDF slats? - Restaurant décor: the 3 mistakes you can’t make in 2024 - The importance of acoustics in coliving or cohousing    

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