Welcome to QuietRestaurants.com, a collaborative arm of Acoustics.com.

The mood is perfect. The lights are dim. The food is delectable. The service is impeccable. Dining out can be a wonderful adventure for the many restaurant-goers throughout the country. But for some, the experience can be, literally, deafening. According to a recent National Restaurant Association report, an average of one out of five meals consumed by Americans, that's 4.2 meals per week, is prepared in a commercial setting. Think about the last time you dined at your favorite eatery. Could you HEAR the conversation at your own table or did the clanging of silverware and the drone of the voices around you cause you to strain?

Enter a typical American restaurant and you'll find as much as 110 decibels screaming at you. If it's hard for someone with healthy hearing to hear in this environment, imagine what someone suffering from hearing loss goes through. Please consider acoustics and choose hearing-healthy restaurants. The ambiance and the cuisine might be worth the trip, but the price we pay could far exceed the bill.

Are you a restaurant owner trying to control noise in your dining area?
Noise can be annoying, distracting, dangerous…and controlled with relatively simple, straightforward steps. More often than not, excessive noise can be traced back to poor acoustics. Fortunately, the professionals who design restaurants are beginning to embrace the importance of acoustics and, as a result, noise is addressed in the design phase. This is not always the case. There are a variety of steps you can take to create the ideal acoustic environment for your restaurant, whether it be an active buzz or a serene atmosphere. Please visit RestaurantNoise.com to learn more about restaurant noise issues and possible solutions.

Are you a consumer looking for a quiet restaurant?
Would you like to dine in an atmosphere that allows you to enjoy your food, your company and your conversation? You're not alone. Many restaurants report a huge hit in the bottom line due to miscommunications between the customer and the server, which result in incorrect food orders. When asked about a particular dining experience, many customers remember the noisy environment rather than the food. As a result, Acoustics.com is in the process of creating a database of restaurants that meet specific noise standards.

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