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We are the experts that wants to share articles, research and case studies concerning room acoustic design, communication and health issues in the indoor acoustic environment, that can be valuable for you as an architect, facility manager and others with an interest in room acoustics and how it impacts people using the spaces.

We want to exchange knowledge and be an inspiration to support the creation of an acoustic environment that optimises the outcomes of people’s activities in working, learning and healing environments.

Harshal Kolwankar

I call myself blessed to now be a part of Ecophon, where I can bring about a change in the way education is imparted and received in India. I certainly realize that whatever happened to me in my school days, wasn’t just a problem pertaining to me. But there are scores of students all over the world who suffer due to poor acoustic conditions in schools.

Sylvain Coudret

After graduating as a Civil Engineer, I started my career at Saint-Gobain as Product Development Engineer, in the field of acoustic correction. Developing innovative solutions to meet the latest market requirements has allowed me to...

Rainer Machner

A term is following me since my first days at Ecophon – interdisciplinary. Even my time at university was led by an interdisciplinary approach. The reason to decide about my study of hearing technology...

Pauli Pallaskorpi

I'm still enjoying the feeling that I´m doing an important work; nowadays “teaching” adults and helping them to design better indoor environments in terms of good sound. And when we talk about schools and kindergartens...

Morten Roar Berg

Acoustic design is my passion and my career. My ambition is to help tune the world as it is my understanding that sound and acoustics in the human habitat of the modern world is severely underappreciated. And before we can create a world where people...

Mikolaj Jarosz

I remember my first day in primary school. Few faded images and two fresh non-visual impressions: pleasant turpentine smell of floor polish and overwhelming noise. Noise so intensive that it was a shock even for experienced preschool veteran. I felt myself so small...

Maria Quinn

My journey into the acoustic world began late in life! Sound was nothing I thought about, even though I worked as a nurse at a Heart Intensive Department, where it is constantly noisy and one always have to be on the alert.

Manit Ramaiya

...I very well knew and understood quite early in the stages of my life, that the acoustic quality around us is an important element. Working in Mumbai, I never had to think deeply about how important is sound, room acoustics and peace of mind in general, as these were our daily battles indeed.

Magda Szubert

I have a dream that people who create indoor environment of dwellings, schools and offices – places where we spent most of our time - have in mind that they design these buildings also for people. I wish they would create them as if they were to be occupied by themselves. When I enter the room...

Lauren Kruger

...this lead me to my current role as an advocate for sound in the South African built environment for Ecophon Saint-Gobain where I research the changing world of work; factors which influence productivity and wellbeing in the workplace with a focus on sound, psychoacoustics and user choice.

Jyrki Kilpikari

My career as an advocate of good acoustics began 30 years ago. Nowadays, I work as a concept developer for healthcare facilities. My job title might be somewhat unusual, but simply put, my role involves promoting good acoustic environments that give staff and customers...

Juan Negreira

My parents, not long ago, informed me that both them and me started experiencing the power of sound in the very early stages of my life. Whom before-sound was an untameable, hyperactive little boy, turned into a much mellower kid...

Johan Gross

Have you ever been to a restaurant, or maybe an office, where you have to focus really hard to be able to hear what the person next to you has to say? A place where there is so much noise around that makes it hard for you to focus on what you are actually there fore? Then you have experienced an environment with a bad sound.

Iveta Kralova

...opportunity to use information I have gained and I can spare more time on investigation how acoustic environment influence human´s health, behavior and work performance. Sound leads our senses and perception of the room. It does not have a visual appearance but is still important. Conversely – it has really huge impact.

Ida Cederlund

When we think about senses, our thoughts usually go first to the sense of taste, where my focus has been until today. When I stepped into Ecophon for the first time, "I also opened my ears". I began to react both to how I perceived what I wanted to hear, but above all to what I no longer heard.

Holger Brokmann

Being able to work in the field of applied science, I was able to experience the great impact of room acoustics and the various ways of acoustical treatments. This helps me understand the personal acoustical needs and enables me to develop the right concept based on...

Halvor Berg

Since I was six years old, I have had a huge interest in sound. I started playing the guitar and singing at the age of six. I have listened to music, recorded songs, played concerts and there is no feeling like being there...

Claudia Pigoretti

I'm one of those people who likes to interact with the other. To hear it. To exchange experiences, to listen to opinions. I like people! Starting from this premise, I realize that hearing is the direction I use the most. I love traveling and the best experiences...

Cees van Wezel

Starting out as a student I chose to study psychology to learn what makes us tick. During my career I started looking for a way to apply psychology to create a more sustainable living environment. I ended up studying Environmental Psychology because...

Bianca Scherpenhuyzen

At the age of 26 I experienced real silence for the first time. I lived on an island and a hurricane was expected, when we had made all the preparations I was sitting outside waiting and suddenly everything went quiet. No animal noises, no rustling of the leaves, no wind, absolute silence. This was a very special experience and since then...

Arto Rauta

I work for Ecophon as a concept developer. My job, to put it shortly, is to improve the sound environment for office workers. At the moment the tendency is towards smaller spaces per office worker, which is also more cost effective for employers. But as a consequence...

Alexey Archakov

...though my academic background as a radio engineer revolves around wave physics, I never thought I will work with sound waves travelling in public spaces. I rather thought about electromagnetic waves travelling in space. But as I got acquainted with room acoustics...

Anne Pollet

As an engineer in industrial risks, I wanted to give more importance to human in my job. In my previous experiences, I was working in health, safety, quality and environment and especially I appreciated a lot reducing human risks. Today at Ecophon, my mission is...

Colin Campbell

Ecophon basically challenged my thinking and understanding of acoustics in design. Acoustic quality in architecture was now tabled as being, not a luxury for specialist spaces but a commodity and necessity. Well, I never looked back and....

Carsten Svensson

When I joined Ecophon I came across the book “Deaf Architects and Blind Acousticians?”, by Robert E. Apfel. This introduction to the subject of architectural acoustics made me very curious. How come there can be such a gap between the two professions...

Mai-Britt Beldam

Room acoustics have been a big part of my life and working first with room acoustics in education facilities in Denmark and now healthcare facilities globally has taught me one important thing: We are not there yet.