Doctors Elie Vromman and Stephan Gossiaux rebuilt the entire residence into a nice, sleek medical practice ‘De Schorre’. However, the presence of large glass areas and smooth materials in the practice’s minimalistic design produced very irritating reverberations in the waiting room as well as in the consultation area. Keeping in mind the privacy legislation, it’s totally unacceptable that the confidential conversation between doctor and patient can be overheard due to the sound lingering too long in the room. Fortunately, COUST is there to remedy the situation.
The measured reverberation time wasn’t extremely high: approximately 1,2 seconds. To make a significant acoustic difference, we decided to reduce this reverberation time to 0,7 seconds (instead of the calculated 0,8 seconds). The tranquillity and privacy in the practice would be noticeably improved this way.