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Classrooms, auditoriums, gymnasiums, music and media rooms, computer labs, libraries, cafeterias and chapels.

Acoustic Challenges

  • Poor classroom acoustics can negatively affect children’s learning, especially children with learning disabilities or those learning in a second language.
  • The hard wall and floor surfaces typical in classrooms, gymnasiums and other student spaces cause echo and long reverberation times, decreasing speech intelligibility.
  • A 2007 study by Canadian Language and Literacy Research Network revealed: “one in six words is not understood by the average Grade 1 student due to excessive background noise and poor acoustics in Canadian classrooms”.

Solutions and Implementation
Choose Forward Acoustics absorptive wall panels or ceiling system.

  • Reduce reverberation time, echo and primary reflections, increasing the intelligibility of speech and clarity of sound and music.
  • Impact resistant, sturdy and lightweight.
  • Choose from hundreds colours and fabric styles.
  • Custom screen printing available – your image or logo.
  • Standard and custom sizes available.
  • Easy to maintain with simple brushing.
  • Panels are available in any size.
  • Easy mounting to walls and ceilings, no glue or harmful chemicals.
  • Tackable panels available.
  • Ceiling system sized to fit into standard 2’x2′ or 2’x4′ drop ceilings.

Acoustic Elements

  • Aim for 30% – 50% of total surface area of walls and ceiling.
  • Place panels on the back wall opposite the instructor for optimal effect.
  • Use L-brackets for easy, durable mounting, and no messy glue or damage to walls or ceilings.

Standard Sizes – Custom Sizes also available




  • Choose from  hundreds of colours and fabric styles in easy-clean, colour-fast, premium acoustic fabric.
  • Custom laser printing also available.

The Sustainable Choice 

Forward acoustics products are manufactured in Canada using environmentally conscious acoustic materials.

  • 100% recycled, EcoLogo-certified acoustic fabric.
  • Renewable pine frame – sustainable forest management-certified CSA Z809.
  • Fiberglass absorptive interior is manufactured from recycled consumer glass.
  • We do not use petroleum-based foam or toxic resin.
  • Made in Canada.

Our panels are 100% Hand Made in Canada

Forward Acoustics Education

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