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3 Ways Acoustic Panels Can Improve Your Restaurant

If you have recently opened a new restaurant, you may be exploring the idea of installing acoustic panelling to deal with excessive amounts of noise. These panels can offer many benefits to your customers and staff. Read on to find out more.

Acoustic panels help to keep your customers happy

No one wants to go out for a meal if they can't hear what the person sat opposite them is saying. This can often be the case in very busy restaurants where the sound of the kitchen, customers talking and the servers moving around the place can create a lot of noise. If the ambient sounds in your restaurant are too loud, this can ruin your customers' experience. Even if the food is great, they may think twice about returning. Installing acoustic panelling will help to dampen the volume in your restaurant so customers can have a conversation with their the food and drink.

Acoustic panels can help to prevent hearing loss

Studies have found that repeated exposure to any sound which is over 85 dB can result in hearing loss. Unfortunately, the majority of restaurants operate at around 80 dB, with noisy places checking in at a massive 110 dB. While this is unlikely to impact customers who only visit your restaurant occasionally, it could have a serious impact on the health of your staff's hearing. The last thing you want is to face a workers compensation claim, so it is best to take action now. The easiest way of mitigating the risk to your staff is to install acoustic panels, which will absorb and deflect sound waves, lowing the volume in your restaurant.

Acoustic panels can help to increase productivity

If your restaurant is extremely noisy, it could be having a significant impact on the productivity of your workforce. If your staff cannot think straight because of the din or if they struggle to communicate over the roar of the diners, then they will not be as productive as they might be. You can improve communication and reduce the amount of stress your employees feel by installing acoustic panelling.

If you would like to discover more about the benefits of installing acoustic panels in your restaurant, you should make contact with a contractor who specialises in this area of work. They will be happy to visit your establishment so they can assess how you can improve the acoustics.