QuietStar recently installed a bespoke double acoustic doorset at Glyntaff…
The project was to design 2 bespoke high-performance audiology facilities for Pindrop Hearing on the 2nd floor of their expanding clinic. Careful design and planning was required for each of these rooms. Being on the 2nd floor posed some logistical challenges.
Achieving a suitable level of sound isolation is normally carried out by adding mass. This stops sound waves and noise getting into a space. Unfortunately, mass usually equates to weight. The structural loading of the building floors meant a traditional modular construction was not possible. This challenge was overcome and used as an opportunity to add some aesthetic features not normally found in metal, pre-manufactured facilities.
To meet the design brief, both rooms needed to achieve ISO 8253-1:2010 for audiology testing.
To make this project feasible, QuietStar worked very closely with Rony and his team to design a conventionally built solution, utilising high performance acoustic components, including doors, observation windows and absorption to achieve the required noise isolation. Once designed and drawn, careful planning was needed for the build as access to the 2nd floor was not straight forward.
Both rooms used acoustic floating floors to isolating them from the host structures and finished internally with fabric lined walls to a very high standard. The fabric finish covers absorptive panels in the walls. These allow the correct amount of absorption to be achieved for hearing testing.
In addition to the acoustic components, QuietStar worked with Rony to also pre-wire the rooms for all the necessary equipment, including audiometers and free-field speakers. QuietStar also installed flat-screen monitors and all necessary electrical sockets and network points as part of their integrated approach.
From day one Jason and his team were extremely helpful and proactive. They have an expert knowledge of acoustics and soundproofing for Audiology and I was impressed when they came to do the initial site survey at their attention to detail.
Jason made a lot of effort to fully understand our individual requirements and it is clear that he is truly passionate about doing an outstanding job. I did get another quote from a well established audiology equipment manufacturer, who I didn’t go with as I felt they just wanted to make a sale and not listen to my requirements. This is where Quietstar were really different, they truly care about the customer and take pride in their work.
We had some problems with the timings of our lease which meant that we had to see clients whilst the work on our sound rooms was going on. Jason and his team were extremely helpful and accommodating and were able to adapt to work around our schedule. They always arrived on time and worked to schedule – a first in my experience of builders!
Jason even helped us with the installation of the equipment and ensured there were no unsightly wires and everything was finished to an extremely high standard. We are very pleased with the results and are now able to offer Audiology testing including paediatric sound field tests to a very high standard. I have no hesitation in recommending Quiet Star for any Audiology sound proofing project!