Sound baffles are a low cost and non-intrusive solution to many common noise control problems. These ceiling or overhead baffles absorb reflected noise (sometimes called reverberated sound) bouncing off hard flat walls, floors, or ceilings. This often manifests as an echo and can make it difficult to hear conversations in these types of spaces. Baffles are an absorptive board or sound barricade that can be placed around or between acoustic sources to provide sound isolation or deadening and reduce acoustic leakage. A fundamental tool of noise mitigation is the use of sound baffles. By definition, a sound baffle is any object designed to reduce airborne sound. They are an effective noise barrier when applied to walls and ceilings in building interiors to absorb sound energy and thus lessen reverberation.
Most baffle products are easy to install and come in many sizes and styles. The traditional sound baffle is wrapped in a PVC facing, but other options include Poly, Sailcloth, sound curtain, and foam. Additionally, we offer sound baffles for food processing applications that are required to meet specific FDA requirements. Baffles can be selected to blend in with the walls or ceilings or they can be manufactured in a variety of colors to complement the decor. Learn about some of the different options available for sound baffles. Acoustic Banners are another similar product often used in these types of applications.
Sound baffles are ideal for reducing reverberation times anywhere you encounter airborne sound transmission. This is common in large open spaces with many hard surfaces.
- Gyms and Athletic Facilities
- Multi-purpose Rooms
- Metal Buildings
Sound Baffle Installation
The most common method of installation is to suspend sound baffles from the ceiling. The baffles can be manufactured with grommets for easy suspension. Another popular method of installation is the attach the baffles to the wall. This is especially common with baffles made of sound curtain material.
eNoise Control can help you determine the right sound baffle product for your individual application. Based on the needs of your space, we will calculate the appropriate quantity of material to achieve your desired noise reduction goals.