Acoustics and Well-Being

In this last series of articles about acoustics, we have covered “Prioritizing Audio for Optimized Performance,” where we learned about how you must have the basic elements in place before varying degrees of fine-tuning can be effective. We then looked into “Understanding Noise and Vibration” and correlated laboratory measurements to perception, and revealed a game plan for mitigating airborne and structure-borne noise. And we discovered how acoustics can control and trigger emotional responses in the last article, “Acoustics vs. Emotion.” With the basic understanding of what the acoustical hierarchy is, how to control sound energy, and how it impacts us emotionally, let’s talk about acoustic well-being.