Acoustics: Creating pleasing environments in offices and homes The other day I was attending a function in a hall. It was a grand community function; beautifully decorated and well organized with a balanced itinerary of community, social, spiritual and cultural activities. It was supposed to be an enjoyable day. But what played the spoil sport was the sound – no not the microphone or sound system. It was the echoing sound in the hall. Whatever was spoken was not audible….