Formation of echoes at home can be seen often, especially those which have a minimalist format or a lot of free space. The absence of insulation inside the building or on the house walls can also be the cause of echoes in the house. Before understanding more about the echoes and what causes them, let’s first learn about what an echo is.
What is Echo?
When the sound waves are reflected, reverberation is the sound that is produced. While the sound waves circulate freely as they strike on a surface without being absorbed by the surface and continue to increase in the level due to the overlapping of irregular sound waves.
As the echoes in nature are used as a measure of distance, they are also helpful in gaining the data like the location of fish shoals, the height of planes, etc. However, the formation of echo at home is a disturbing factor.
Is Echo Harmful?
When it comes to whether or not echo is harmful to health, the effect of echo is evaluated to be negative. Echo formation can decrease the quality of life and work performance and create a living environment, an unpleasant one. If echo persists at home for a long time & in high frequency, it can result in hearing problems, attention deficits, etc. Moreover, it has been stated in the safety health rules that working places with consistent loud noise are dangerous to health.
How to Avoid Echo at Home?
Many insulation applications are used to prevent echo at home. Moreover, environmental conditions should also be met to prevent echo formation. Following factors must be considered for avoiding echo-
- Make sure that the right paints and materials are used in the insulated areas like walls, floors and ceilings
- Choose the right place to put the items
- Prevent external noise by eliminating noise sources
- Determine the sound frequency which is ideal for the environment and ensure that the sound does not exceed the frequency
- Select the right materials for sound absorption and use them in the right places in the environment.
Which Materials are used for Echo Cancellation?
To prevent the echo, it is important to consider a definitive solution from insulation materials that are suitable for the environment. Insulation materials allow enhancing the sound quality and absorb a large part of the sound waves, which move freely and are often not absorbed by the environment.
Before using them on acoustic panels, the volume of the acoustics of the environment should be calculated and determined to ascertain how much insulation material is required. After that, an ideal place for the absorber panels is determined and the panels are placed at such area. To ensure that all the calculations are done correctly, an acoustic service like UNIDUS can be used, where you get help from a professional.
When the location is finalized, a layer of drywall is placed. The insulation process on the uneven floor does not take a long time to complete, and after the insulation material is adhered to, one more layer of drywall is applied to cover the insulation material.
The following materials are often used to prevent echoes at home-
- Wood panels
- Acoustics screens
- Floating and pendent panels
- Table separator
After correctly using and installing these materials, echo formation is eliminated and the sound coming from the outside or going outside is also prevented. Contact UNIDUS today to give your home a peaceful environment.