There’s always one loud-talker in a control room. That one operator’s voice just seems to invade every corner of the room. Other operators are doing the same job but also hear that background noise which creates a distraction.
It’s a tough call – so many operators in a room who need speech privacy and the ability to collaborate quickly with other operators and processes.
How can room acoustic be addressed so operators in the control room can hear their alarms, radio traffic, etc without disturbing those key adjacencies and enable a conversation with another operator for better workflow?
Room acoustics are dependent upon the room itself: volume of air in the room, geometry of the room, materials & finishes that make up the room. People, chairs, furniture and other accessories can be helpful to control sound paths, or create more problems. Additionally sound occurs in many different frequencies which further complicate the design of the space for sound control.
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