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Acoustic Panels For Offices & Restaurants

Our acoustic panels can reduce noise levels by 35% to 45%

We manufacture

We deliver

We install

We guarantee

Manufactured in Toronto,
for Offices and Restaurants in Toronto.

we manufacture acoustic panels for offices and restaurants

We manufacture

We manufacture acoustic panels to custom sizes in Oakville, Ontario, Canada.

We don't import acoustic panels from the US or China.

we install the acoustic panels for you

We Install

We Install the acoustic panels ourselves with our own employees.

We don't subcontract the installation.

We love our clients !

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We install acoustic panels in offices and restaurants in Toronto


TheQuietRoom.ca provides a local turnkey solution, for offices and restaurants in and around Toronto, Ontario. We manufacture, delivery and install our own acoustic panels.

So what is the next step?

1. Send us a few pictures and general dimensions of your space, to sara@thequietroom.ca

2. We will respond the same day with a budget range.

3. If the budget range is approved by you, we will arrange an onsite visit within a week.

4. During the onsite visit, we will leave fabric samples, we will take pictures, measurements, provide a formal quote, and a panel layout.

5. After you sign off on the panel layout, your fabric choice and the quote, we schedule the installation for 2 to 3 weeks out.

We look forward to earning your business!

Some Technical stuff

Acoustic panels are used to reduce the noise in offices, restaurants, churches, gymnasiums, lobbies, pools, home and professional studios, banquet halls, in homes and recreational spaces.

Our office and restaurant acoustic panels can reduce noise by 35% to 45%.

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We are always asked: How can I reduce the noise level in my officeBoardrooms and offices are often built like boxes, with flat, parallel, reflective surfaces. We can reduce the echo in your office, we can eliminate echo in your conference room. We solve the office echo problem, and the boardroom echo problem with our Acoustic panels for offices.

Don't invest in another speakerphone yet. The problem may be the room. Have us assess the room and provide some "acoustic loaner panels" to test out.

When installing acoustic panels in offices, we strive to maintain a professional  looking environment, by using high quality acoustically transparent fabric to cover each panel.

Office Acoustic panels can eliminate office and boardroom echo completely.
We can install acoustic panels on the ceiling of your office, and the walls.

 Boardroom echo is a common problem, and can make it difficult to hold meetings, or teleconference calls. Boardroom echo and can be reduced to a level that is acceptable and in many cases totally eliminated. Read More about boardroom echo.

How do I know how many acoustic panels need to be installed? Have a look at our acoustic panel coverage calculator.

Soundproofing is sound blocking, unfortunately our acoustic panels will not stop the sound of voices travelling from one room to another.

We can help reduce the echo and noise in your office,where the noise you are trying to reduce is generated in the room.

Click here for a basic understanding of soundproofing vs sound reduction. For a comprehensive definition of soundproofing vs sound reduction. click below.

We get lots of calls, from people that are trying to stop noise from travelling from one room to another. Unfortunately acoustic panels don't help with that. For a full explanation of soundproofing Read more...

Acoustic desk partitions are used to provide privacy in an open concept office where there desks are close to each other. We don't provide these partitions but we do have a few recommendation .. Read more here.

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It is important for Acoustic panels to blend into a Restaurant's ambience and design. We work with you to design a layout, that will be aesthetically pleasing, and provide noise reduction of 35% to 45%. Read more..

Acoustic panels for restaurants can be installed on walls or the ceiling. Our acoustic ceiling panels can be installed on your restaurant ceiling. Acoustic panels can also installed on the walls of your restaurant.

Most restaurants are challenged with the same acoustic issues; How to manage level of volume from the guests and how to manage the quality of the background music. But the best way to start to manage the music played in your restaurant is to understand the how the brain perceives background music or background noise.

Playlists are as important as the paint on the wall. But most of the time staff makes decisions on what music plays in the background.

Now that restaurants are hiring DJs, a new challenge has evolved, managing the music from the DJ.

Customers are complaining online that the restaurants are too loud. Read more.

Decorative acoustic panels, are panels that are wrapped with custom printed fabric. For example, you might want to print your logo, an image or your mission statement.

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NRC is an acronym for Noise Reduction Coefficient. This term describes how well an object or surface absorbs incoming sound. An NRC rating of .8 or better is ideal for room acoustic treatment

Sound reflection is the physical event of sound bouncing from surface to surface in a given area or room, causing echo or sound reverberation.

Sound reverberation is the technical measurement of sound reflections, measured with frequency, response times and decay.  

Soundproofing is the process of stopping sound from traveling from one area to another. Acoustic panels do not help with this. To better understand the differences between soundproofing and sound dampening, Read More...

White noise can be broadcast in an office environment, to help cover up distracting noises. Typically this noise is static and constant. Unfortunately White Noise will not  help reduce echo and reverb in an office or restaurant.

Sound Masking is similar to white noise, but is more dynamic and customizable to specific environments. Some sound masking systems are highly adaptable and learn on their own.

Acoustic Foam is commonly found in recording studios and is typically made from polyether or polyester, or melamine. It comes in different sizes and shapes and is easily cut.

What is acoustic treatment? Much like window treatment refers to curtains and such, that affect the light passing through the window, acoustic treatment refers to products and fixtures that affect, the behaviour of sound in a given space. Here is a great article on acoustic treatment

The phrase: "room acoustics" is used to describe how sound behaves in a room, and is generally used by the music community. For a live music performance, a room with "good room acoustics", means the room will have a little, natural reverb. A room with poor "room acoustics" will have annoying echo and reverb. Read more about Room acoustics.

Acoustic panels also known as acoustic sound panels, or just sound panels are typically made in sizes from 1'x1' to 4'x8' and ranging in thickness from 1" to 2".

Acoustic panels are the most cost effective solution to achieve noise attenuation, in an office or restaurant. The inside of the acoustic panel is made with acoustic media that converts sound to heat, There is usually an internal frame to provide the panel with clean lines and allow for installation. The panel is then wrapped with acoustically transparent fabric or vinyl. Figure out what are the best acoustic panels for you.

Acoustic wall panels are simply acoustic panels that designed to be installed on walls as opposed to ceilings. They are cheaper to manufacture and install the ceiling panels. Read more here, for a comprehensive overview of Acoustic Wall Panels.

Acoustic baffles also known as acoustic sound baffles, or just Sound baffles  typically come in cylinder, rectangle and square shapes.

Baffles cannot be installed on a ceiling where there are sprinkler heads installed.

Acoustic baffles hang from the ceiling by wire. Baffles are effective, but because they are typically smaller than acoustic panels, more baffles are needed to cover the same space. Unfortunately, baffles will intrude on your line of sight, and have a tendency to lower the perceived height of the ceiling. For a comprehensive overview of acoustic baffles.. Read more 

There are many options for acoustic panels, and acoustic baffles in the US. But few in Canada. Read more to find out where you can buy acoustic panels in Canada, Our acoustic panels are manufactured in Toronto. We deliver and install. We provide a turnkey solution for offices and restaurants in Toronto.

What are acoustic panels of? Acoustic panels can be made from many different materials, Read more here.

Looking to make your own acoustic panels. Read more to find out how. We also have extra material that we can provide to you at no cost if you come by the shop.

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Different sizes - Different colours

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This should give you an idea of some possibilities

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Different fabric options

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How do the panels work?

The acoustic panels we install, captures sound and stops the echo in a room.

The image on the top right is a sound wave of sound echoing in a room for 4 seconds.

The image on the bottom is a sound wave captured after the installation of our TQR Panels..

TheQuietRoom.ca Sound Waves

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Aren't all Acoustic panels created equal  ?

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Our panels are not made in a basement or a garage at the back of a house.
Our Acoustic panels are manufactured in our Shop in Oakville.

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Our panels are not made with wood. wood is flammable, holds moisture and is prone to mildew and mold.
Our panels are built with metal frames, to provide strength and clean lines.

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Our panels are not held together with glue.
Some panels are just acoustic media draped with fabric.
The fabric we use for our panels is tucked, and riveted to the frame.

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We don't use staples. 
Structural integrity is important when Acoustic panels are hanging above your customers. It will take over 45 pounds of force to forcibly remove our panel off the wall or ceiling, once it is secured.

We can help you

With your noise problem

How are the panels
made and installed?

We use several drill
presses to ensure
accuracy and consistency,
one for each application.

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The metal cut-off
saw allows us to make
different frame sizes

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3/16” rivets provide the
strength in the frames

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Scaffolding is required
for installation on 
high ceilings and walls

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The Zoom H4 Audio
recorder captures
sound differentials

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Our 6 foot by 12 foot trailer helps us get the panels to you

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Frequently asked Questions:
We are a business providing Customized Acoustic solutions. 

Anywhere from 30% to 50%
The standard sizes range from:  2'x2' to 4'x8'
The standard thickness is 1”, low profile (no bulky frame)
Yes, it captures and dampens all mid to high frequencies
There are over 20 standard colours (please ask for samples)
Yes, we can print any picture, text or graphic on the panels
Yes, we do
Yes we are, fully insured, to manufacture and install
There is no minimum order quantity
They can be installed on walls and ceilings
The Panels can be installed on Drywall, Block, Cement, Brick, Wood and Metal.
The fastening hardware is rated for 160 lbs, pull force and 80 lbs shear force. The panels themselves only weigh 10 lbs.
Yes, there is a 90 day money back guarantee
Visit our Showroom in Oakville, the Panels are on our walls


Have more questions?
Visit our forum for more information

Our Team

We are a close family of talented and driven people that strive to deliver quality and honesty.

Josh Thackray - TheQuietRoom.ca toronto Canada

josh Thackray

President 
289-351-1544 ext 600
josh@thequietroom.ca

Our work is built with integrity and attention to detail. I oversee all of the manufacturing and installations 

Miriam Thackray - TheQuietRoom.ca Toronto Canada

miriam Thackray

Corporate Accounts
289-351-1544 ext 600
miriam@thequietroom.ca

Miriam manages corporate accounts.

TheQuietRoom.ca Toronto Ontario Canada

Luke Thackray

Sales Support 
289-351-1544 ext 601

Luke provides sales support, and assists with the marketing efforts.

Sara Thackray - TheQuietRoom.ca toronto ontario Canada

Sara Thackray

Sales
289-351-1544 ext 605
sara@thequietroom.ca

Sara provides sales support.

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Fabrication

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TheQuietRoom.ca Showroom & OFFICE

481 North Service Road West
Unit A2

Oakville, Ontario,
Canada L6M 2V6

Email:  josh@thequietroom.ca 
Phone:  289- 351- 1544 x600


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TheQuietRoom.ca Showroom & OFFICE

720 King St. West
Unit 213

Toronto, Ontario,
Canada M5V 3S5

Email:  josh@thequietroom.ca 
Phone:  289- 351- 1544 x600


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With customers in:

Mississauga
Oakville
Burlington
Hamilton
Stoney Creek
St Catharines
Grimsby
Niagara on the Lake
London
Brampton

Ottawa
Kanata
Napean
Kingston
Prince Edward County

How we do it

Acoustic panel fabrication

Wrapping the panels

Looking for something else?

Are you looking for Sound proofing? go to http://www.acoustiblok.com/

Are you looking for Soundproofing in Canada?  - go to Walkers Club Canada http://www.walkersclubcanada.ca/product_groups/soundproofing/

Are you looking for Acoustic foam? - go to http://canada.foambymail.com/acoustical-foam-products.html

Are you looking for acoustic tiles? - go to http://www.armstrong.com/commceilingsna/products/ceilings/high-absorption-high-nrc/_/N-cZ1z141da

Are you looking for home theatre installations? - go to http://www.oakvillesightandsound.ca/

Are you looking for acoustic panels on ebay? - go to http://www.ebay.com/bhp/acoustic-panels

Are you looking for instructions on how to make acoustic panels? - go to http://acousticsfreq.com/how-to-build-your-own-acoustic-panels/

Do you to see a video on how to build acoustic panels yourself? - go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8BSDIwfZ3gw and http://acousticsfreq.com/how-to-build-your-own-acoustic-panels/

Are you looking for acoustic panels from Home Depot? - go to http://www.homedepot.com/b/Building-Materials-Insulation-Acoustic-Insulation/N-5yc1vZc612

Looking for acoustic panels from Lowes.ca (no acoustic value) ? go to https://www.lowes.ca/sheet-insulation/amvic-1-in-x-4-ft-x-8-ft-eps-thermalacoustic-wall-panel_g1545377.html

Looking for acoustic treatment for your home theatre? - go to http://www.readyacoustics.com/education.html

Do you want to buy acoustic panels materials from Rona.ca? - http://www.rona.ca/en/panel-acoustic

Economical Acoustic panels from the US - go to http://www.atsacoustics.com/cat--ATS-Acoustic-Panels--100.html

Do you have a large project overseas, or in Western Canada?  - go to http://www.soundsolutions.ca/

Looking for ideas to build your own acoustic panels? - go to https://www.pinterest.com/explore/acoustic-panels/

Are you looking for small decorative acoustic panels? - go to http://fabricmate.com/acoustic-panels

Are you looking for a supplier in the Ottawa area? - go to http://www.eckel.ca

Are you looking for acoustic baffles? - go to http://www.armstrong.co.uk/commclgeu/eu1/uk/gb/baffle.html and http://www.controlnoise.com/acoustic-baffle-related-produc/

Are you looking for an Acoustic consultant? - go to http://www.swallowacoustic.ca/ or http://www.acoustical-consultants.com/

Here is a discussion on bass traps - go to http://www.gearslutz.com/board/bass-traps-acoustic-panels-foam-etc/518685-one-more-diy-acoustic-panels-thread.html

Another thread on DIY acoustic panels- go to http://www.avsforum.com/forum/19-dedicated-theater-design-construction/1312693-diy-construction-methods-hang-able-acoustic-panels-moveable-corner-traps-not-fixed-frames.html

More input and ideas from Sound on Sound about acoustic treatment for your room: - go to http://www.soundonsound.com/techniques/room-improvement

Are you looking for Acoustic apanels for large spaces? - go to www.soundsolutions.ca/interior-products/avanti

Acoustic Panels from Europe (Tibro, Stockholm and Oslo) - go to http://www.offecct.se/en/products/acoustic-panels

Are you looking for a commercial solution in the UK? - go to http://www.texaa.com/

Looking for office partitions? - go to http://www.globalindustrial.ca/g/storage/partitions/panels/office-partition-freestanding-100159 or https://www.source.ca/partitions-panels/partitions-panels-cubicles

More partitions: http://www.globalindustrial.ca/c/office/partitions

Acoustic office panels in Florida: http://www.acoustimac.com/acoustic-panels/executive-collection/executive-series-ltd-panels?limit=all

Office partitions from Staples.ca - http://www.staples.com/Wall-Panel-Systems/cat_CL70600

Looking for acoustic panels for office desks? - go to http://www.ruckstuhl.com/en/acoustic-panel.html

Looking for Sound Masking? - go to http://www.logison.com/distributor/environmental-acoustics-inc-_/

News:

Open concept office issues in the news;
https://www.reminetwork.com/articles/13762/

Noise control for Virginia Hospital, with acoustic ceiling panels:
https://www.bdcnetwork.com/rx-noise-control-virginia-hospital-large-dose-acoustical-ceilings

Acoustic panels help keep the sound down at home:
http://homes.winnipegfreepress.com/winnipeg-real-estate-articles/renovation-design/Keep-it-down-acoustic-panels-absorb-sound/id-3279

Toronto proposes new noise bylaw, by Christoper Hume , Urban issues and architecture - The Toronto Star - Thursday Feb 11th 2016:
https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2016/02/11/proposed-changes-to-noise-bylaw-has-people-sounding-off-hume.html

Toronto residents complain about noise from local construction, demolition at Eglington ave West - CBC News
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/construction-noise-1.3700012

How to build cost effective acoustic panels: 
http://www.sonicscoop.com/2016/10/11/diy-studio-design-build-source-cost-effective-acoustic-panels-bass-traps/

The Toronto Noise Coalition, represents concerned Toronto residents, and are asking for better bylaws:
http://www.torontonoisecoalition.ca/

Toronto Police allowed to use sound cannons to manage crowds, The Globe and Mail June 25th 2010:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/police-can-use-sound-cannons-but-with-limits-judge/article1373891/

Designer acoustic panels:
http://selector.com/au/products/designer-acoustic-panels

Heritage Pioneer High school installs new acoustic ceiling panels: 
http://www.newsadvance.com/lifestyles/heritage-high-school-s-pioneer-theatre-begins-new-season-in/article_653fdcf3-cecb-5e25-a8b7-f81d9c209494.html

Read the following excerpt from the New York Times from September 4th about noisy restaurants:
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/09/dining/restaurants-noise-acoustics.html

Why are new restaurants so loud?
http://www.wsj.com/articles/SB10001424052748704022804575041060813407740

Chefs weigh in on loud and noisy restaurants:
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/09/dining/restaurants-noise-acoustics.html

Are restaurants getting too loud?
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/i-really-hope-you-said-fork/article1051265/?page=all

Restaurants too loud:
http://restaurantengine.com/control-the-noise-levels/


Do acoustic panels work in restaurants?
http://www.acousticsciences.com/public-spaces/restaurant-acoustics


Microsoft has officially developed the quietest room in the world reported by the ?  by Andrew McCrae
http://mytoba.ca/life/world-record-for-microsofts-quietest-room-on-earth/


"Microsoft's Anechoic Chamber Sets Record for Quietest Place in World" by  Devin  Coldewey
http://news.microsoft.com/stories/building87/audio-lab.php
http://www.nbcnews.com/tech/innovation/microsofts-anechoic-chamber-sets-record-quietest-place-world-n445576


Videos of "Microsoft's quietest room in the world" 
http://news.microsoft.com/stories/building87/audio-lab.php


Why are restaurants so loud?
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-08-07/why-it-s-so-difficult-to-turn-down-the-volume-at-popular-restaurants


Office noise problems?
http://www.fastcompany.com/3022456/dialed/the-10-worst-things-about-working-in-an-open-office-in-your-words


How to stay sane in a noisy office
http://www.forbes.com/sites/dailymuse/2013/11/08/4-ways-to-stay-sane-in-a-noisy-office/


What is the right noise level in your restaurant?
https://www.bostonglobe.com/lifestyle/food-dining/2014/04/22/what-can-hear-you/uJGdqtAwATBLlxAKDxV0wK/story.html

Acoustic Panel Blogs:

Acoustic Panel Questions & Answers:

The Science of Sound and Vibrations: 


Wiki defines sound as : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sound

Understanding sound: http://www.sciencemadesimple.co.uk/activity-blogs/sound

How do sound waves travel: http://www.physicsclassroom.com/class/sound/u11l1c.cfm

How Sound waves work: http://www.mediacollege.com/audio/01/sound-waves.html

How sound travel in different environments: http://www.learnnc.org/lp/editions/biomusic/6517

The science of sound, math and frequencies: https://www.khanacademy.org/math/math-for-fun-and-glory/vi-hart/singing/v/what-is-up-with-noises-the-science-and-mathematics-of-sound-frequency-and-pitch
...Here is the youtube link https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=289&v=i_0DXxNeaQ0

More science of sound: https://www.insidescience.org/news/bringing-science-sound-youtube

From Acoustical Solutions: http://www.acousticalsurfaces.com/acoustic_IOI/101home.htm

From  Britannica : https://www.britannica.com/science/acoustics

The effect of sound on the human:  https://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Engineering_Acoustics/The_Human_Ear_and_Sound_Perception

How sound can effect the health of humans: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Health_effects_from_noise

Can a human see sound? : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Synesthesia

Seeing sound, from Huffington Post:   http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/08/18/scientists-we-can-see-sou_n_119578.html

Can you taste sound: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lexical-gustatory_synesthesia

Can sound travel in a vacuum: https://www.reference.com/science/can-sound-travel-through-vacuum-baa37a8a7127d210

Can sound be used as a weapon?   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sonic_weaponhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sonic_weapon

Can sound help things grow?  http://www.all-science-fair-projects.com/print_project_1301_143

Can sound heal? http://www.chopra.com/articles/how-to-use-sound-to-heal-yourself

Low sound frequency and your health: http://www.noiseandhealth.org/article.asp?issn=1463-1741;year=2004;volume=6;issue=23;spage=29;epage=35;aulast=Findeis

Effects of sound in the workplace: http://smallbusiness.chron.com/effects-noise-workplace-45782.html

Are there sound waves in space? http://www.qrg.northwestern.edu/projects/vss/docs/space-environment/1-is-there-sound-in-space.html

Sound levels that are dangerously loud for you: http://dangerousdecibels.org/education/information-center/noise-induced-hearing-loss/

Can the lack of any sound drive someone crazy? http://dangerousdecibels.org/education/information-center/noise-induced-hearing-loss/

Zdnet says the quietest room in the world can cause hallucinations: http://www.zdnet.com/article/quietest-place-on-earth-causes-hallucinations/

Can sound go through our bodies? https://www.quora.com/Does-sound-pass-through-our-body

Sound cannot travel through a vacuum: http://idahoptv.org/sciencetrek/topics/sound/facts.cfm

How soundproof is six inches of concrete? http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/archive/1334956

Hearing ranges in humans and animals: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hearing_range

How can dogs hear things we can't? http://wonderopolis.org/wonder/how-can-dogs-hear-things-we-cant-2

Here is an educational reference: http://www.acoustics.com/education.asp

Ohm's law of hearing: https://www.britannica.com/science/Ohms-law-of-hearing

What is sound pressure level? http://www.nchearingloss.org/spl.htm?fromncshhh

What is the decibel scale ? http://www.noisehelp.com/decibel-scale.html

What is the definition of a decibel? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Decibel

Symptoms of hearing loss: http://www.betterhearing.org/hearingpedia/signs-hearing-loss

The science of soundproofing: http://www.explainthatstuff.com/soundproofing.html

Is lead a good sound barier? http://marsmetal.com/sheet-lead/sound-barriers/

What is the sound barrier? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sound_barrier

Here is a video of a plane breaking the sound barrier: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6B4IVcCuIZE

The relationship between sound and light: https://van.physics.illinois.edu/qa/listing.php?id=16604

Why can't we see see sound waves? http://wrongplanet.net/forums/viewtopic.php?t=203107

Sounds that we can't hear that can still do damage to our ears: http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2014/09/sounds-you-cant-hear-can-still-hurt-your-ears

Why does loud music hurt my ears? https://www.quora.com/My-ears-hurt-when-music-gets-to-loud-Do-I-have-bad-hearing

Does sound travel under water: http://www.dosits.org/science/soundsinthesea/airwater/

How does sound travel through wires? https://www.khanacademy.org/questions/how-does-sound-travel-through/kafb_9770331

How far can sound travel into the ground? https://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20110130010700AAXqJlc

Deflecting sound: https://www.physicsforums.com/threads/bouncing-back-or-blocking-high-frequency-sound-outdoors.409326/

The What and where of acoustic panels. This video by Geometric describes the best place to put acoustic panels and diffusors: 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=akiWq97dSBA