AES partnered with Kresge Hearing Research Institute to organize a tour of their anechoic chamber. Professor Sile O’Modhrain guided the tour.
An anechoic chamber is a room designed to completely absorb reflections of either sound or electromagnetic waves. They are also insulated from exterior sources of noise. The combination of both aspects means they simulate a total quiet open-space of infinite dimension, which is useful when exterior influences would otherwise give false results.