Birthdays, Anniversaries, special times in our lives resulting in pressure to ‘get it right’, so we search on line, in news reviews and ask friends what restaurants are trending and, feel quietly excited when we feel we may just have it right.
All good you may think, but what happens when you arrive at the restaurant; you look around, its smart, clean, food looks and smells great, and the table is not next to the toilet.
Then you ask your party members ‘what would you like to drink?’ ‘I’m sorry?’ they say…..you raise your voice and become aware you are hearing the conversations of the nearby tables, waiters interacting with customers, maybe even music in the back ground, you can hear everyone but the people sitting around your table, who are all wanting to enjoy the evening and catch-up – even worse when one of your party has slight hearing problems! You begin to wonder why can I hear the table across the room but can’t hear the people sitting opposite me on my table?
Answer – Reverberation Noise
This is a growing problem in today’s stripped back modern restaurants. A problem that could have been avoided had the designers taken the time to consider the customers’ ability to converse with their fellow diners? Quite important you would think?
It was a lovely evening, food was fantastic, shame about the noise! Would you go back……probably not.
Thermacoustic Ltd is increasingly involved with sound rebound correction in not only restaurants but other public buildings where, actually hearing others is important without the embarrassment of having to keep straining to hear conversations or speakers.
You may be thinking that solving reverberation problems would be an unjustifiable extra cost. In reality, this may prove to be a very minor investment compared to the cost of lost business and poor reviews.
People remember, you decide……….
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