When it comes to room surfaces that we must treat with an acoustical solution, the ceiling is a popular choice. To treat the ceiling we use a series of different ceiling panels that use sound absorption or sound diffusion technology.
We can use absorption to treat the ceiling. There are ceiling panels that contain a sound absorbing material that is used in insulating homes for heating and cooling purposes. We can use a ceiling panel that is covered with acoustical foam. The acoustical foam can be purchased in many different colors.
Another popular method that is available is to use is sound diffusion instead of sound absorption. Sound diffusion spreads out the reflection in many directions instead of absorbing the excess energy as with sound absorbing panels. Sound diffusors add “air” to our presentation without making the room too dead. Ceiling panels that contain sound diffusors are more difficult to design and manufacture.
Ceiling panels are available with sound diffusion and sound diffusion technology built into them to control unwanted room reflections.