Quiet Mark has partnered with a range of experts within the field of acoustic analysis, product testing and some of the most prominent minds in psychoacoustics:
Our testing process is rigorous and requires the co-operation of all three of our partners. Each product is tested in the context of the real life environment where possible to try to reflect the end-use scenario. Kettles, blenders or coffee machines are tested in a kitchen, whilst vacuum cleaners will be assessed when being used on a range of different surfaces.
Each test involves carefully positioning a range of microphones and an artificial head system around the product under review to capture the sound output. The product is then put through a series of tests to capture data on features, cycles, functionality – to ensure all aspects of the in-use cycle are captured.
As advancements in acoustic design are constantly being made, in part due to the presence of the Quiet Mark scheme, each product category is re-evaluated annually to continually raise the bar for acoustic design.