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About the Anechoic chambers

Our anechoic chambers are used for testing objects that produce sound. We have 2 different-sized chambers. The rooms are acoustically isolated from the rest of the Institute for Sound and Vibration Research. This means that sound is not corrupted by the echoes you get in a normal room.

Students have used the large and small  chambers in their project work, for example:

  • testing their designs for loudspeakers
  • measuring microphone and loudspeaker frequency responses
  • comparing different noise-reducing headsets with ‘talk-through’
  • assessing how well listeners can identify the direction of sound sources when wearing headsets
  • using a silent wind tunnel for aerodynamic testing