In our blog we have already talked about how restaurants are adopting automation systems (for example, Jowi
visitors with Google and engaged in Menu design
. Despite the fact that restaurateurs think through a number of different components, many of them forget about another important aspect which directly affects the success of the institution - is the noise level. < / a>
60 dB - the sound of a normal conversation, the safe level. 70 dB - so it sounds a washing machine, a safe level. 80 dB - the sound of a busy road, still a safe level. 85-90 dB - roughly equal to the powerful mower, under the influence at the hearing for 8 hours a day can be a problem. 95 dB - a motorcycle, when exposed to such noise for 8 hours a day will be a problem. 100 dB - ekvivaletno operating snowmobile risk when exposed for 2 hours a day. 110 dB - a rock concert, and 30 minutes enough to have a problem. Boston Globe the noise level in American universities. The record became an institution with a noise level of 86 decibels on average (and peaks of up to 97 dB). After the journalists asked for comments to members of the restaurant, they said in the letter that "the noise is at the desired level to guide».
The representative of another institution rather loud (81 decibels) Theresa Paopao said the team involved in the preparation for the opening of the restaurant, just did not predict how will sound filled the hall. "There's always been pretty loud," - she says. "But when autumn came, and we closed the windows, there is another wall of glass, and the sound was just nowhere to go».
Globe interviewed sound expert Steven Drago said that the noise levels experienced by journalists, unacceptably high ("especially 97 decibels"). According to him, hearing of people who visit these places, and the more work there is harmed.
"The noise - a new smoke" - says Joon Ho Lee, a Washington research firm The Hartman Group. "People are still in restaurants not only eat, but also to communicate. The lively buzz in the room - it is quite normal, but when you try to talk to a lot of noise does not cause positive emotions ».